|Twenty-six horses undergoing general anesthesia and receiving mechanical ventilation were enrolled in the study.
Recordings of maximal and minimal values of pulse pressure and systolic pressure were calculated every 15 minutes throughout surgery.
Results: Initial PPV was 15.6% (7.9, 33.8) and decreased over the first 30 minutes to 10.7 Â± 7.2% (P = 0.03).
Initial SPV was 10.3 Â± 2.6% and decreased over the first 30 minutes to 7.3 Â± 3.3% (P = 0.004). PPV and SPV had a correlation coefficient of 0.52 (P < 0.0001) and a 95% limits of agreement from â7.1% to 14.4%.
Conclusion: PPV and SPV measurements in horses do not have strong agreement.
Source: Langdon Fielding, C. and Stolba, D. N. (2012), Pulse pressure variation and systolic pressure variation in horses undergoing general anesthesia. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 22: 372â375. doi: 10.1111/j.1476-4431.2012.00746.x
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