Table 3: Measurements taken in PACU


 

No hemodynamic event
N=173(91%)

Hypotension
N=15 (7.9%)

Bradycardia
N=12(6.3%)

PHASE
N=10(5.2%)


 

HR at admission

 

68±13

 

65±12

 

60±10*

 

62±9.6

Systolic blood pressure at admission

119±18

100±26*

110±31

103±29*

Cranial spread of spinal anesthesia at PACU admission

<T12:72(48%)
>L1:47(22%)

>T12:7(47-%)
>L1:8(53%)

<T12: 5(42%)
>L1: 7(58%)

<T12: 5(50%)
>L1: 5(50%)

IV Narcotics in PACU

80%

87%

100%

100%

Morphine equivalent dose  (mg)

9±8 mg

18±12 mg*

19±12 mg*

20±12mg*

PACU length of stay

210±108

360± 270*

312±312*

350±318*

Time from spinal placement to event

 

304±94.

300±79

307±82

Heart rate (during event)

 

 50.22±18.55

40±5

41±5

Systolic blood pressure during event

 

64.5±10.6

69.31±16.27

62±8

Cranial spread at time of event

 

<T12-4 (27%)
>L1-5(33%)
L5-S4: 6 (40%)

<T12-4 (33%)  
>L1-4(33%)
L5-S4: 4 (33%)

<T12-3—30%   
>L1-4(40%)
L5-S4: 3 (30%)


* P<0.05 vs. patients with no events.

Bittner et al.Journal of Anesthesiology and Clinical Science  2012 1:14DOI : 10.7243/2049-9752-1-14