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cardiac arrest in pregnant

Joseph P Ornato, Tammy Nguyen, Peter Moffett, Stephen Miller, Michael J Vitto, David Evans, Alan Payne, Kathy Baker, Mary Schaeffer
BACKGROUND: Little is known about hemodynamics in adult, out-of-hospital (OHCA) patients following return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). A 1994 study when "high-dose epinephrine" use was common showed consistently elevated systemic vascular resistance (SVR) lasting ≥6 hours in 49 adult patients after return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). STUDY AIM: To characterize hemodynamic abnormalities in adult OHCA patients soon after ROSC. Our hypothesis was that, unlike the consistently high SVR values reported when "high-dose" epinephrine was in common use, there would be a more heterogenous distribution of SVR values using current adrenergic therapy...
February 6, 2018: Resuscitation
Abdullah Nabi Aslan, Serkan Sivri, Murat Can Güney, Telat Keleş Prof
Gitelman syndrome (GS) is transmitted as an autosomal recessive trait and characterized by hypokalemic metabolic alkalosis in combination with significant hypomagnesemia and low urinary calcium excretion. The symptoms and severity of the disease can vary greatly from one person to another and can range from mild to severe. Sudden cardiac arrest has been reported occasionally as well. Here, for the first time, we reported a 34-year-old pregnant GS woman who was diagnosed to have hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy during her cardiac examination for the complaints of palpitation and presyncope...
January 2018: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
Elisabeth Codsi, Carl H Rose, Lori A Blauwet
OBJECTIVE: To describe cardiac and obstetric outcomes in subsequent pregnancies of patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy and to report demographic and clinical characteristics of index pregnancies. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all pregnant patients with prior peripartum cardiomyopathy seen at the Mayo Clinic from January 2000 through March 2017. Maternal and neonatal outcome data of index and all subsequent pregnancies were abstracted, and all echocardiography examinations were individually reviewed...
February 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Carolyn M Zelop, Sharon Einav, Jill M Mhyre, Stephanie Martin
While global maternal mortality has decreased in the last 25 years, the maternal mortality ratio in the United States has actually increased. Maternal mortality is a complex phenomenon involving multifaceted socioeconomic and clinical parameters including inequalities in access to health care, racial and ethnic disparities, maternal comorbidities, and epidemiologic ascertainment bias. Escalating maternal mortality underscores the importance of clinician preparedness to respond to maternal cardiac arrest that may occur in any maternal health care setting...
January 2, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Jacqueline Kikuchi, Shad Deering
Cardiac arrest in pregnancy is a rare and frightening event. Although not every obstetrician will encounter cardiac arrest in pregnancy during their career, it is imperative to be prepared to manage this acute emergency. The management is particularly complex due to maternal physiologic changes from pregnancy and the simultaneous management of two patients, the mother and fetus. In 2010, the American Heart Association released their first scientific statement on guidelines for management of cardiac arrest in pregnancy that has since been updated in 2015...
December 12, 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
Xuesi M Shao, Héctor E López-Valdés, Jing Liang, Jack L Feldman
Maternal smoking with obligatory nicotine inhalation is associated with preterm delivery, low birth weight, fetal growth retardation and developmental defects. We tested the hypothesis that cigarette smoking-relevant nicotine inhalation during pregnancy impairs cardiovascular function and uterine hemodynamics with consequential fetal ischemia. Pregnant rats exposed to episodic inhaled nicotine via a novel lung alveolar region-targeted aerosol method produced nicotine pharmacokinetics resembling cigarette smoking in humans...
December 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
S J McCall, K J Bunch, P Brocklehurst, R D'Arcy, K Hinshaw, J J Kurinczuk, D N Lucas, B Stenson, D J Tuffnell, M Knight
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to estimate the incidence of anaphylaxis in pregnancy and describe the management and outcomes in the UK. DESIGN: A population-based descriptive study using the UK Obstetric Surveillance System (UKOSS). SETTING: All consultant-led maternity units in the UK. POPULATION: All pregnant women who had anaphylaxis between 1 October 2012 and 30 September 2015. Anaphylaxis was defined as a severe, life-threatening generalised or systemic hypersensitivity reaction...
November 29, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
E Morau, E Beaumont, E Verspyck
Sudden death is defined as unexpected cardiac arrest occurring less than one hour after the onset of the first symptoms. Between 2010 and 2012, 23 maternal deaths were considered as unexplained sudden deaths and three of them were not evaluated due to a lack of clinical data. In addition, 13 maternal deaths with an identified cause occurred in a clinical context of sudden death (7 cases of pulmonary embolism, 2 cases of epilepsy, and 2 cases of cardiomyopathy). The first maneuvers of resuscitation in the presence of bystanders were attempted in 8 of 22 cases (36%)...
December 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
Mayako Goto, Hiroaki Watanabe, Kazuhide Ogita, Tetsuya Matsuoka
Cases: Perimortem cesarean delivery (PMCD) is the only way to resuscitate pregnant women in cardiac arrest, and has been found to increase maternal resuscitation rate by increasing circulating plasma volume. However, many obstetricians have not experienced a case of PMCD, as situations requiring it are rare. We report our strategy for cases of maternal cardiac arrest, on the basis of a review of published work, and present two case reports from our medical center. Outcomes: In case 1, PMCD led to death by massive bleeding...
October 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
Erin Thomas, Jie Yang, Jianjin Xu, Fabio V Lima, Kathleen Stergiopoulos
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women with pulmonary hypertension (PH) are at risk for adverse cardiac outcomes, particularly at the time of labor and delivery. The purpose of this study is to define the impact of PH on pregnancy outcomes and the risk of major adverse cardiac events (MACE). METHODS AND RESULTS: The National Inpatient Sample was screened for hospital admissions of women delivering during the years 2003 to 2012. The primary outcome was MACE, a composite of death, cardiac arrest, cardiogenic shock, myocardial infarction, respiratory failure, arrhythmia, stroke, and embolic event...
October 24, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
Sody A Naimer, Edward Fram
BACKGROUND: Maternal cardiac arrest during gestation constitutes a devastating event. Training and anticipant preparedness for prompt action in such cases may save the lives of both the woman and her fetus. OBJECTIVES: To address a previous Jewish guideline that a woman in advanced pregnancy should not undergo any medical procedure to save the fetus until her condition is stabilized. METHODS: Current evidence on perimortal cesarean section shows that immediate section during resuscitation provides restoration of the integrity of the mother's vascular compartment and increases her probability of survival...
September 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
Sandie Ha, Kelly Nguyen, Danping Liu, Tuija Männistö, Carrie Nobles, Seth Sherman, Pauline Mendola
BACKGROUND: Extreme ambient temperatures are linked to cardiac events in the general population, but this relationship is unclear among pregnant women. We estimated the associations and attributable risk between ambient temperature and the risk of cardiovascular event at labor/delivery, and investigated whether these associations vary by maternal race/ethnicity. METHODS: We identified 680 women with singleton deliveries affected by cardiovascular events across 12 US sites (2002-2008)...
November 2017: Environmental Research
Hamisu M Salihu, Jason L Salemi, Anjali Aggarwal, Beverly F Steele, Ross C Pepper, Mulubrhan F Mogos, Muktar H Aliyu
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease remains a leading cause of pregnancy-associated deaths in the United States. The extent to which increasing opioid use among pregnant women contributes to fatal cardiovascular events is unknown. We examined trends in opioid use among pregnant women over the previous decade and the association between changes in temporal trends in opioid drug use and the incidence of acute cardiac events among mothers. METHODS: In this retrospective analysis of the Healthcare and Cost Utilization Project, we used a 2-stage stratified cluster sampling of all inpatient hospital discharges from nonfederal hospitals from January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2014...
January 2018: American Journal of Medicine
Janusz Kudlicki, Anna M Kania, Andrzej Tomaszewski, Andrzej Wysokiński, Janusz Stążka
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2017: Kardiologia Polska
Sarah Holliday, Barbara Magnuson-Woodward
Due to a lack of published case reports regarding the somatic support of brain dead pregnant patients, each one adds to the limited knowledge that directs care for this patient population. A young woman experienced a cardiac arrest and was subsequently determined to be approximately 20 weeks pregnant following cardio pulmonary resuscitation. Soon after, she was diagnosed as brain dead, but her family chose to keep her supported in hopes of the delivery of a healthy child. She was transferred to our facility, where she was supported after being diagnosed as brain dead for a total of 90 days and delivered a healthy baby boy at almost 32 weeks gestational age...
September 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
Philip E Hess
This special article presents potentially important trends and issues affecting the field of obstetric anesthesia drawn from publications in 2015. Both maternal mortality and morbidity in the United States have increased in recent years because, in part, of the changing demographics of the childbearing population. Pregnant women are older and have more pre-existing conditions and complex medical histories. Cardiovascular and noncardiovascular medical diseases now account for half of maternal deaths in the United States...
March 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Benjamin Cobb, Steven Lipman
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...
June 2017: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Harald Lenz, Liv Berit Stenseth, Nina Meidell, Hans Julius Heimdal
A 34-year-old pregnant woman experienced cardiac arrest at home. Out-of-hospital perimortem cesarean delivery was performed 27 minutes after the collapse. Both mother and child were resuscitated and had return of spontaneous circulation before they were transported to a university hospital. The mother underwent hysterectomy and developed disseminated intravascular coagulation. Despite intensive treatment, she died 8.5 hours after arrival. The infant was extubated the next day, and her subsequent hospital course was uneventful...
February 15, 2017: A & A Case Reports
S Pecher, E Williams
Cardiac arrest in pregnancy is rare (about 1:30000 pregnancies) and out-of-hospital cardiac arrests are even less frequent. Resuscitation of the pregnant mother is challenging and requires attention to the altered physiology, specific pathologies and the presence and well-being of the fetus. Once circulation has been restored, the lack of high-grade evidence regarding delivery of the baby and post-resuscitation care makes decision making complex. We present a case of out-of-hospital maternal cardiac arrest with successful resuscitation and good neurological outcome for mother and infant...
February 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Varalaxmi Bhavani Nannaka, Dmitry Lvovsky
Angina pectoris in pregnancy is unusual and Prinzmetal's angina is much rarer. It accounts for 2% of all cases of angina. It is caused by vasospasm, but the mechanism of spasm is unknown but has been linked with hyperthyroidism in some studies. Patients with thyrotoxicosis-induced acute myocardial infarction are unusual and almost all reported cases have been associated with Graves' disease. Human chorionic gonadotropin hormone-induced hyperthyroidism occurs in about 1.4% of pregnant women, mostly when hCG levels are above 70-80 000 IU/L...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
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