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[Double cardiac arrest caused by amniotic fluid embolism during caesarean section]

Christina Hjørnet Kamper, Astrid Ditte Højgaard, Aage Christiansen, Isil Pinar Bor
Ugeskrift for Laeger 2009 January 26, 171 (5): 321-2
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Amniotic fluid embolism is a rare unpredictable complication of pregnancy with high maternal morbidity and mortality rates because of the risk of cardio-respiratory collapse and/or disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). We here report a case of a patient who survived without any sequelae after two cardiac arrests and subsequent DIC due to amniotic fluid embolism during a caesarean section. Early consideration of the diagnosis after prompt resuscitation is needed to reduce morbidity and mortality.

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