Effect of Lower Limb Compression Stockings on Hemodynamic Stability in Obstetric Patients undergoing Lower Segment Cesarean Section under Spinal Anaesthesia

Authors

  • Iftikhar Ali Combined Military Hospital, Multan/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Hina Iftikhar Combined Military Hospital, Multan/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Habib Ur Rahman Combined Military Hospital, Multan/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • kaukab Majeed Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Usman khalid Combined Military Hospital, Bannu/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Hira Latif Combined Military Hospital, Multan/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v73i2.8109

Keywords:

Bradycardia, Hypotension, Spinal Anesthesia

Abstract

Objective: To compare the effects of lower limb compression stockings and control in terms of frequency of bradycardia, hypotension and hypotensive symptoms in a group of obstetric patients undergoing lower segment cesarean section under spinal anaesthesia.

Study Design: Quasi-experimental study.

Place and Duration of Study: Department of Anesthesiology Combined Military Hospital, Multan Pakistan, from Aug 2020 to Feb 2021.

Methodology: One hundred women undergoing cesarean section under spinal anaesthesia from 18-45 years were included. Obstetric patients between 18–45 years of age, Non-labouring parturient, ASA Status I / II planned for Caesarean section were included. Patients were randomly divided into two treatment groups, i.e., Mechanical pump Group (Group M) and the Control Group (Group C), with Consecutive Non-probability sampling. The frequency of hypotensive symptoms, hypotension and bradycardia in both groups was noted.

Results: Frequency of hypotensive symptoms, hypotension and bradycardia in the compression stockings group was found in 18(36.0%), 8(16.0%) and 11(22.0%) patients while in 38(76.0%), 32(64.0%) and 30(60.0%) patients in the control group (p-value = 0.0001).

Conclusion: We concluded that the frequency of hypotensive symptoms, hypotension and bradycardia is less after lower limb compression stockings given to obstetric patients undergoing lower-segment cesarean section under spinal anaesthesia.

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Published

18-04-2023

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Ali I, Iftikhar H, Rahman HU, Majeed kaukab, khalid U, Latif H. Effect of Lower Limb Compression Stockings on Hemodynamic Stability in Obstetric Patients undergoing Lower Segment Cesarean Section under Spinal Anaesthesia. Pak Armed Forces Med J [Internet]. 2023 Apr. 18 [cited 2024 May 25];73(2):456-59. Available from: https://pafmj.org/PAFMJ/article/view/8109

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