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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Non-Response to Vasopressors

R.E.B.E.L. EM - Emergency Medicine Blog
R.E.B.E.L.EM - July 13, 2017
"Intro: Vasoactive substances are powerful therapeutic medications that can boost a patient’s blood pressure and perfusion to target organs. They are often used in resuscitation to support tissue perfusion though their benefits are mostly unproven and may be harmful in certain circumstances (i.e. hypovolemia, hemorrhage). The cognitive response to hypotension should not be reaching for a pressor. The primary therapy for any sick hypotensive patient is treatment of the underlying pathology..."