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Table 2 Hemodynamic parameters

From: Comparative study between sequential combined spinal epidural anesthesia versus epidural volume extension in lower limb surgery

 SCSE group
N = 39
EVE group
N = 36
P value
% Fall in heart rate
< 10%
10–20%
20–30%
> 30%
6 (15.3%)
14 (35.8%)
17 (43.5%)
2 (5%)
3 (8.3%)
16 (44.4%)
12 (33.3%)
5 (13.8%)
0.3
% Fall in systolic blood pressure
< 10%
10–20%
20–30%
> 30%
5 (12.8%)
17 (43.5%)
15 (37.5%)
2 (5%)
4 (11.1%)
13 (36.1%)
13 (36.1%)
6 (16.6%)
0.4
Number of patients who required ephedrine2 (5.1%)5 (13.8%)0.43
Mean ephedrine consumption (mg)0.25 (1.1)0.69 (1.7)0.18
  1. Data presented as number (%) of patients, mean ± SD
  2. SCSE sequential combined spinal epidural anesthesia, EVE epidural volume extension