Poly-plethysmographic study on the effects of ritodrine on the cardiovascular system of patients in labour

N. Ragni, P. F. Pinto, G. Bentivoglio, F. Repetti, D. Pelucco, M. Di Muzio

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)866-872
Number of pages7
JournalBritish Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume86
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1979

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  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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    Ragni, N., Pinto, P. F., Bentivoglio, G., Repetti, F., Pelucco, D., & Di Muzio, M. (1979). Poly-plethysmographic study on the effects of ritodrine on the cardiovascular system of patients in labour. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 86(11), 866-872.