deliberate hypotension

deliberate hypotension

a technique in general anesthesia in which a short-acting hypotensive agent is administered to reduce blood pressure and thus bleeding during surgery. The procedure facilitates surgery by making vessels and tissues more visible and reducing blood loss. Also called hypotensive anesthesia, hypotensive technique.
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The author has personal experience of using high doses of magnesium sulphate, to induce deliberate hypotension without patients experiencing any cardiac arrhythmias or muscle weakness, despite having serum magnesium levels greater than 4 mmol/ l (4).
The poster concludes that The Vasotrac may be used to monitor BP when effective Deliberate Hypotension is required.