Hypotensive Resuscitation

Curr Anesthesiol Rep. 2014 Sep 1;4(3):209-215. doi: 10.1007/s40140-014-0064-7.


Hypotensive resuscitation is a component of damage control resuscitation, the evolving approach to resuscitation in severely injured trauma patients. Resuscitation strategies used in treating severely injured trauma patients have changed dramatically over the last 20 years. The purpose of this review is to examine the current literature pertaining to hypotensive resuscitation, explore its use in damage control resuscitation, and examine blood pressure management in the setting of severe trauma.

Keywords: Damage control resuscitation; Trauma; hemostatic resuscitation; hypotensive resuscitation.