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Cardiac emergencies in pregnancy 

Cardiac emergencies in pregnancy
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Cardiac emergencies in pregnancy
Author(s):

Dawn L. Adamson

, Mandish K. Dhanjal

, and Catherine Nelson-Piercy

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199574308.003.0110
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date: 29 November 2020

Cardiac arrest 234

Massive pulmonary embolus 236

Acute ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) 238

Aortic dissection 242

Pulmonary oedema 245

Acute arrhythmias 248

Occurrence: 1:30000 deliveries.

Follow established guidelines on resuscitation from the resuscitation council (seeFigure 18.1).

Resuscitate in left lateral position to prevent aortocaval compression by the pregnancy, i.e. place a wedge under the right side of the woman or tilt her pelvis to the left while keeping her torso flat to allow cardiac compressions....

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