Hi, my question has to do with SCI's and bradycardia. When do you begin to worry about it? I've had two patient's with SCI's the last few weeks with HR's in the 40's; both had systolic pressure's in the 90's and above and the doc's weren't worried. Just curious. The patient I had Sunday had to go to MRI and his HR kept hitting as low as 29 but with adequate sys pressure (the neuro PA was there and didn't seem concerned so I tried not to be but...:uhoh21: ). Thanks in advance
Apr 4, '06
Sorry - I am a bit confused and want to make sure I am on the right wave lenght SCI = Spinal Cord Injury - yes?
I ask because Spinal shock is different to Neurogenic shock. (well at least in some texts
). Can you give me a bit more information about the case scenario's - were they young or old?
See if the systolic pressure is holding up it probably is not a classic spinal shock.
Last edit by gwenith on Apr 4, '06