Studies of Hemodynamic Changes in Humans Following Induction of Low and High Spinal Anesthesia
II. The Changes in Splanchnic Blood Flow, Oxygen Extraction and Consumption, and Splanchnic Vascular Resistance in Humans Not Undergoing Surgery
Low and high spinal anesthesia were administered to a group of 10 waking patients without the use of vasopressor drugs. Preliminary evidence does not support the view that the induced hypotension is accompanied by significant splanchnic vasoconstriction or by homeostatic diversion of blood from the splanchnic bed to maintain the circulation in "more vital" areas.
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