A patient undergoing apheresis may suffer a hypotensive reaction.
A hypotensive reaction involves a drop in systolic and/or diastolic blood pressure from baseline >= 10 mm Hg.
crystalloid or colloid infusion or other intervention needed to reverse
Implication of apheresis as the cause requires exclusion of other causes:
(1) drop in blood pressure due to pharmacologic control of hypertension
(2) hypotension due to sepsis, drug reaction or other cause
(3) incorrect readings
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