The effects of ritodrine infusion on the cardiovascular system of six women in threatened or premature labour are reported. In contrast to other betamimetics, ritodrine caused a moderate rise in systolic blood pressure, the corresponding fall in diastolic pressure leading to a widened pulse pressure but no risk of hypotension. Ritodrine caused a rise in cardiac output, and was well tolerated by the patients. Special care should be taken in treating patients with known heart disease.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 1979|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology