by caryn (10131 Posts), Tue Mar 31, 2009 02:46 pm
Cerebral haemorrhage is the major cause of maternal mortality in preeclampsia and any increases in maternal blood pressure above 160 mmHg or at induction of general anaesthesia should be treated. Traditional rapid sequence induction is, therefore, best avoided; neuraxial anaesthesia is the technique of choice...
So they like spinals, because they do a better job of stabilizing us and seem to be a safer option.
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