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Obstetric Life Support: Pulseless Electrical Activity/Asystole and Pulseless Ventricular Tachycardia/Fibrillation 

Obstetric Life Support: Pulseless Electrical Activity/Asystole and Pulseless Ventricular Tachycardia/Fibrillation
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Obstetric Life Support: Pulseless Electrical Activity/Asystole and Pulseless Ventricular Tachycardia/Fibrillation
Author(s):

Nathaniel N. Hsu

, and Richard C. Month

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190226459.003.0041
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date: 28 February 2020

Although rare, cardiac arrest during pregnancy poses unique challenges to the code response team, including both physiologic changes as well as the concern for two patients: the mother and fetus. Enhanced healthcare provider knowledge of important changes for resuscitation of the pregnant patient may be needed. Thus, this chapter serves to educate providers on most common etiologies for cardiac arrest in pregnancy as well as the key modifications to current advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) protocol according to the recent 2010 AHA guidelines on resuscitation of the pregnant patient in cardiac arrest.

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