Questions Discuss the role of noradrenaline in the management of hypotension post cardiac surgery. Answers Answer and interpretation Introduction Hypotension following cardiac surgery is a common and important problem. Appropriate management includes correct diagnosis of the underlying problem and definitive treatment of the cause as well as supportive care. Rationale Primarily alpha agonist (vasoconstriction) with increasing beta actions […]
Severe asthma – mechanical ventilation and hypotension
A patient has had an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, but thanks to great prehospital care has achieved ROSC. What does the ECG show? What do you need to do next?
Why does this septic patient with pancreatitis have ongoing hypotension?
Assessment and management of complications post cardiac surgery (CABG)
Causes of shock/ hypotension following trauma and how they can be distinguished clinically and on echo.
Hypotension after cardiac surgery (CABG)
The Trendelenburg position is credited to german surgeon Friedrich Trendelenburg, who created the position to improve surgical exposure of the pelvic organs during operations.The Trendelenburg position involves placing the patients head down, and elevating the feet.