The use of nimodipine in a patient with eclampsia: Color flow Doppler demonstration of retinal artery relaxation

Michael A. Belfort, Robert J. Carpenter, Brian Kirshon, George R. Saade, Kenneth J. Moise

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Abstract

Color flow Doppler ultrasonography was used to demonstrate a significant and sustained reduction in the central retinal artery pulsatility index after administration of the calcium antagonist nimodipine to a patient with eclampsia. Nimodipine is an effective cerebral vasodilator and may be useful in the management of eclamptic patients with severe vasospasm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)204-206
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Volume169
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Color flow Doppler
  • central retinal artery
  • eclampsia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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