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Case 1

Why was nitroprusside administered in this case?

Summary Introduction

To review:

The reason for the administration of nitroprusside to a patient with increased systemic vascular resistance (SVR).

Introduction:

Nitroprusside is the medication that reduces blood pressure. It is used in the case of congestive heart failure (CHF). It is also used to induce hypotension during surgery to decrease bleeding.

Explanation

In the given case, the adverse ripple effects of an increased afterload were observed on a patient’s parameters. The hemodynamic profile showed a very high systemic vascular resistance (SVR) and PCWP (pulmonary capillary wedge pressure), but a low CI (cardiac index). Dopamine and nitroprusside were administered to the patient.

Nitroprusside is infused intravenously in acute hypertensive emergencies as it acts quickly...

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