JOURNAL ARTICLE

Cardiac Arrest: Obstetric CPR/ACLS

Benjamin Cobb, Steven Lipman
Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology 2017, 60 (2): 425-430
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In contrast with other high-resource countries, maternal mortality has seen an increase in the United States. Caring for pregnant women in cardiac arrest may prove uniquely challenging given the rarity of the event coupled by the physiological changes of pregnancy. Optimization of resuscitative efforts warrants special attention as described in the 2015 American Heart Association's "Scientific Statement on Maternal Cardiac Arrest." Current recommendations address a variety of topics ranging from the basic components of chest compressions and airway management to some of the logistical complexities and operational challenges involved in maternal cardiac arrest.

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