“If you want to take population based data, and define hypotension, you’ll be right for the majority of our average patients, but not for all patients and it appears that the amount of time we spend below the lower limit of autoregulation has meaning for patient outcomes”

Starting from the origins of blood pressure monitoring, via the father of neurosurgery endocrinology, Harvey Cushing, through to the current debate as to what exactly constitutes hypotension this piece is an important part of a longstanding discussion here on TopMedTalk. How and why does hypotension occur and what is the correct evidence based strategy now the data are mounting as regards potential patient harm and unsatisfactory outcomes?

Presented by Charles Hogue, Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology at Northwestern University in Chicago.