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Cardiac arrest in pregnancy: A case report and review of the literature

Samantha Budhram


Cardiac arrest in pregnancy is a rare event, and resuscitation of the pregnant patient is complicated by the impact on resuscitative measures of the normal physiological changes of pregnancy. A case of successful resuscitation of a pregnant patient with a cardiac arrest and a normal neurocognitive outcome is reported.

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Samantha Budhram, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa

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Pregnancy; Cardiac arrest, CPR

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South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2015;21(1):10-11. DOI:10.7196/sajog.929

Article History

Date submitted: 2014-09-10
Date published: 2015-05-21

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