Hypotension

Patients should have a mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) maintained between 60-80 unless otherwise specified.

 

Where a patient arrives from theatre on an infusion of vasopressor or inotropes, the indications for these and response should be documented.

 

Approach to Hypotension (Systolic Blood Pressure < 90mmhg) in the cardiothoracic patient.  Consider all potential contributing factors.

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Page last reviewed: 13 May 2014