Dr. Tasmia Tahir, Dr. Khadija Tahir, Dr. Zeeshan Ahmad
Introduction and objective: Spinal anesthesia is the popular route of anesthesia in patient for cesarean delivery. The main objective of the study is to find the changes in blood pressure after spinal anesthesia for caesarean section. Materials and methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur during August 2019 to February 2020. The sample size is 100 from the age group 25 to 40. This research was performed while the patient was sitting on the operating table and placing the feet on the stool. Blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen saturation was maintained and electrocardiography was also recorded as vital signs before spinal anesthesia was given. Results: Hypotension occurred after the spinal anesthesia in 85% patients and 15% remained with stable blood pressure. Hypotension was considered when systolic blood pressure was less than 90 mm Hg. Postspinal hypotension was treated with injection ephedrine intravenously. Postspinal hypotension was observed in 85% of patients. Conclusion: It is concluded from our analysis that spinal anaesthesia is most common technique used for cesarean section. It is a safest and most economical method as compared with general anaesthesia.