Physiological adaptation to pregnancy exposes mother's cardiovascular system to relevant hemodynamic overload. These changes and other specific conditions of pregnancy, such as amniotic embolism, can point out unrecognized preexisting heart disease or, in the presence of some cofactors, be burdensome even for healthy hearts. Thus, tragic cases of heart failure or cardiac arrest may occur, whose management requires several considerations with respect of trying to save two lives at the same time, the need for drugs potentially harmful to the fetus, and assessment of emergent cesarean section.

If heart failure or cardiac arrest complicate pregnancy and delivery

SABBADINI, GASTONE;Fabris E;ALEKSOVA, ANETA;SINAGRA, GIANFRANCO
2010

Abstract

Physiological adaptation to pregnancy exposes mother's cardiovascular system to relevant hemodynamic overload. These changes and other specific conditions of pregnancy, such as amniotic embolism, can point out unrecognized preexisting heart disease or, in the presence of some cofactors, be burdensome even for healthy hearts. Thus, tragic cases of heart failure or cardiac arrest may occur, whose management requires several considerations with respect of trying to save two lives at the same time, the need for drugs potentially harmful to the fetus, and assessment of emergent cesarean section.
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