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what is the cause of hypotension in surgery?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Several things: Lots of things can cause low blood pressure. If it is related to surgery, the first thing i would consider would be bleeding (bad to miss and easy to correct). The anesthetic agents themselves can lower blood pressure. If the patietn had a heart attack during surgery the blood pressure could be low. So the anesthesiologist must figure out which problem it is, as the treatment depends on the cause.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Hypotension: Surgical hypotension may be from fluid or blood loss, anesthetic effect on vasculature, or from obstruction of venous return. Other less common causes also exist............

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