During maternal cardiopulmonary arrest the physiologic adaptations of pregnancy and tendency toward hypoxia in the presence of apnea make it more difficult to resuscitate the mother. Successful resuscitation of the mother and infant depend on proper initial management of cardiopulmonary arrest and pregnancy-required modifications to emergency cardiac care. This article provides an overview of the physiology and techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the effect of pregnancy on CPR, and the role of perimortem cesarean in maternal and neonatal survival.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology