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Unexplained Perioperative Hypotension in a Patient Treated with Pine Needle Extract

DOI: 10.4236/ojanes.2013.31003    4,021 Downloads   5,635 Views   Citations

ABSTRACT

Pine needle-based products are popular dietary supplements in East Asia for health promotion. Pine needle extract (PNE) are especially known as potential anti-hypertensive and anti-lipidemic agents. We report a case of profound, long-lasting unexplained hypotension during and after anesthesia in a patient treated with PNE. Bedside transthorasic echocardiography (TTE) was used as a part of useful diagnostic modality.

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H. Lee, H. Jeon, J. Han, Y. Kim, C. Kim and D. Kim, "Unexplained Perioperative Hypotension in a Patient Treated with Pine Needle Extract," Open Journal of Anesthesiology, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2013, pp. 8-10. doi: 10.4236/ojanes.2013.31003.

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