Cardiac arrest during cesarean section - A case report

Liuba Germanova, Karolina Czajkowska, João Gomes, Cândida Infante, Mafalda Castro, Inês Martins
2020 Anaesthesia, Pain & Intensive Care  
Cardiac arrest is relatively an uncommon event during cesarean sections. That's why obstetric teams have low exposure to these critical situations and need frequent training in early identification, differential diagnosis and treatment. We present a case report of a 36-year-old woman, who underwent cesarean section under spinal anesthesia due to delayed labor progress. Once the skin incision was performed the patient underwent asystole. There is a wide range of etiologies for maternal cardiac
more » ... maternal cardiac arrest. We describe and analyze the possible etiologies that could have led to cardiac arrest in this particular case. Citation: Germanova L, Czajkowska K, Gomes J, Infante C, Castro M, Martins I. Cardiac arrest during cesarean section - A case report. Anaesth pain & intensive care 2019;23(4)__ Received: 10 September 2019, Reviewed: 28 September, 23 October 2019, Revised: 24 October 2019, Accepted: 28 October 2019
doi:10.35975/apic.v23i4.1172 fatcat:jdrnr4vgk5hsvcvk6xm36whggy