Aortocaval compression syndrome is compression of the abdominal aorta and inferior vena cava by the gravid uterus when a pregnant woman lies on her back, . Aortocaval Compression Syndrome: Time to Revisit Certain Dogmas. Lee, Allison, J., MD ; Landau, Ruth, MD. Anesthesia & Analgesia: December Aortocaval Compression Syndrome: Time to Revisit Certain Dogmas. Lee, A.J. ; Landau, R. Obstetric Anesthesia Digest: June – Volume 38 – Issue 2 – p.

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How do you position your patients for cesarean delivery?

Critchley; Haemodynamic effects from aortocaval compression at different angles of lateral tilt in non-labouring term pregnant womenBJA: ASA physical status I—II non-labouring term parturients presenting for elective Caesarean section ocmpression screened at the antenatal ward and recruited after anaesthetic evaluation the day before surgery.

This is done by placing the provider’s hand wyndrome the right side of the abdomen, lateral to the gravid uterus, and shifting the uterus to the left, and thus off of the vena cava.

Aortocaval Compression Syndrome: Time to Revisit Certain Dogmas.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Recovery after Nulliparous Birth: Similarly, Kinsella and colleagues aortocqval reported that aortic compression was not detected in 20 non-labouring parturients at term pregnancy.

The second part is concerned with prophylactic measures and therapeutic options, together with the discussion of a clinically practicable algorithm. This sequence was structured to generate the same proportion of patients, positioned according to a random order at each cokpression position.

You will receive an email whenever this article is corrected, updated, or cited in the literature. In this prospective observational study, we aimed to detect ACC by analysing haemodynamic changes in term parturients who were positioned sequentially at different angles of lateral tilt.

For Permissions, please email: Certainly, the study has its shortcomings—the number of subjects studied is small only 10 subjects in each group, 20 in alland it should be noted, by current American standards, even the pregnant subjects were quite small their body mass index ranged from This maneuver is simple, requires no expertise, and is not harmful to the uterus or fetus.


Imaging techniques have also been used to show the presence of ACC. Magnetic resonance imaging in the current study allowed actual visualization of the abdominal aorta, and so short of directly monitoring blood flow through the vessel, this is likely as accurate an indication of aortic compression, or lack thereof, that we could ask for. History and Physical Physical examination does not reveal specific, pathognomonic signs for this syndrome. All patients were delivered by Caesarean section uneventfully.

AP measurements for each lateral tilt. Forgot Username Forgot your username? PubMed Links to PubMed. Furthermore, the differing degrees of IVC compression as suggested by our findings may partially explain the varying haemodynamic response to spinal anaesthesia and response to treatment of hypotension that is observed both clinically and in research studies.

Evaluation of aortocaval compression syndrome is done clinically alone. Variations between femoral and brachial artery pressure with changes from hypertension to hypotension. However, when trauma is present, immobilization of the spine must simultaneously occur, and different maneuvers are indicated.

Infobox medical condition new All stub articles. Despite these drawbacks, there is at least one important lesson we should take away from this study. Aortic compression by the uterus: There quite probably are patients for whom the modest tilt we apply has a salutary effect. You must be logged in to access this feature. To get started with Anesthesiology, we’ll need to send you an email.

Influence of compression of the inferior vena cava in the late second trimester on uterine and umbilical artery blood flow. While gravity works to keep the uterus and enclosed fetus outward and off of the inferior vena cava and lumbar spine when the mother is upright or sitting, that is not the case when in the supine position.

Aortocaval Compression Syndrome: Time to Revisit Certain Dogmas.

This book is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4. Non-invasive arterial pressure AP measured in the upper and lower limbs was analysed to detect aortic compression. Compression of aorta by the uterus in late human pregnancy I. To add an email address to your ASA account please contact us: In general, changes in AP measured in the lower limb mirrored those measured in the upper limb.


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With all due respect to Dr. This cardiovascular system article is a stub. This article about a medical condition affecting the circulatory system is a stub.

Though difficult, in-line immobilization is a priority. StatPearls Publishing ; Jan. We found small changes in pulse pressure that correlated with changes in CO which probably reflects changes in SV when IVC compression was relieved by tilting. The uterus is located intra-abdominally at the same L4 — L5 vertebral level.

Our finding suggests that the degree of ACC varies among individuals which probably reflect a dependence on multiple factors. The influence of gestational age on the maternal cardiovascular response to posture and exercise. Not until the lateral tilt reached 30 degrees, did IVC volume increase somewhat indicating relief of compressionbut even at degrees lateral tilt, IVC volume was still reduced compared with the nonpregnant controls.

Log in to access full content You must be logged in to access this feature. As far as aortic compression goes, virtually all the previous studies that addressed the issue relied upon indirect evidence to document compression—differential blood pressures and the like.

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Guidelines for the Management of a Pregnant Trauma Patient. In short, they found no evidence of decreased aortic volume aortic compression in any of the pregnant subjects in any position, supine or tilted; calculated aortic volumes were not different from the nonpregnant subjects.

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