078 – Aortocaval compression syndrome – exploring some dogmas with Prof Mike Paech

Hi Everyone,

This week I am joined again by Mike and we discuss this fascinating syndrome of pregnancy, the management of which many of us have had drilled into us for many decades. Although this is a real syndrome which has been recognised for many years and has many serious potential consequences there are many controversies regarding it’s physiology and treatment. In recent years advances in imaging technology and recent studies have questioned some of practices which were taught as if they were dogma……

How far can we tilt the operating table in theatre and does it really help?

Compression of the aorta – really?

Thanks Mike


The Aortocaval Compression Conundrum – Analgesia and Anesthesia 2017

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