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Hypotension

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  • Hypotension refers to systolic BP <100mmHg or a drop in systolic BP to <80% of the patient's baseline.
    • Causes of Hypotension

    • Hypovolaemia

    • Bleeding
    • Dehydration
    • Third Spacing
    • Vasodilation

    • Septic shock
    • Anaphylaxis
    • Neurogenic
    • Blood transfusion reaction
    • Adrenocortical insufficiency
    • Cardiogenic

    • Myocardial infarction
    • Tachycarrhythmia
    • Bradyarrhythmia
    • Obstructive

    • Massive pulmonary embolus
    • Tension pneumothorax
    • Cardiac tamponade
    • Other

    • Drug toxicity (e.g. beta blockers, calcium channel blockers)
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