2019 Month : September Volume : 6 Issue : 38 Page : 2598-2602
Sourav Mahajan1, Hemangi Karnik2, Yash Bajpai3
Dr. Sourav Mahajan,
#60, Aberford Road, Wakefield,
WF1, 4AL, United Kingdom.
Most commonly used technique of anesthesia for caesarean section is spinal anesthesia and its most common side effect is hypotension. The aim of the study was to identify risk factors for developing hypotension after spinal anesthesia in patients undergoing caesarean section.
A total of 12 variables were studied for correlation with hypotension following spinal anaesthesia. Each of the variables was divided into categories and Chi-square test was used to assess this association in a univariable analysis. p-Value of <0.05 was considered statistically significant. Multivariable analysis via multiple logistic regression was employed to determine the effect of each independent variable.
Incidence of hypotension was found out to be 61.5%. Sensory block height of T4 (as compared with T6) was identified as a strong risk factor. Age >35 years was found to be a negative risk factor in a small number of participants.
The incidence of hypotension after spinal anaesthesia is high in patients undergoing caesarean section. A high sensory block (T4) is a strong risk factor for developing hypotension. As there are many factors playing a role in spinal hypotension, no other single factor was found to be responsible for hypotension in the present study.
Spinal Hypotension, Spinal Anaesthesia, Caesarean Section