Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in the Parturient

  • J. Douglas
Conference paper


Cardiopulmonary arrest in the parturient is a relatively rare event but it has potentially serious consequences for the mother and her foetus. Causes in the pregnant patient are similar to those in the non-pregnant patient but embolism (pulmonary thromboembolism, amniotic fluid embolism, air), trauma and haemorrhage are more common events in contrast to the non-pregnant patient where cardiac disease is more common [1] (Table 1). As the age of women bearing children increases, ischaemic cardiac disease may become a more prominent causal factor.


Cardiac Arrest Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Placental Abruption Obstetric Anesthesia Amniotic Fluid Embolism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Douglas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anaesthesia, British Columbia’s Women’s HospitalUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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