Age increases the level of analgesia after epidural ropivacaine and is associated with a more pronounced decrease in arterial pressure. A colloid preload mildly increases haemodynamics, but this insufficiently prevents younger and elderly patients from a decrease in Qh after lumbar epidural anaesthesia.
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