Acta Scientific Women's Health (ASWH)(ISSN: 2582-3205)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 8

Maternal Cardiac Arrest: An Emerging Threat

Don Jose K1*, Godphy A A2 and Yahsly Varghese3

1Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Amala College of Nursing, Thrissur, Kerala, India
2Vice Principal, Department of Child Health Nursing, Assumption College of Nursing, Sulthan Bathery, Wayanad, Kerala, India
3Lecturer, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Amala College of Nursing, Thrissur, Kerala, India

*Corresponding Author: Don Jose K, Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Amala College of Nursing, Thrissur, Kerala, India.

Received: June 21, 2022; Published: July 11, 2022


CPR occurs during pregnancies is a reality. When this happens, it's the most critical situation for the caregivers to manage immediately. A thorough understanding of changes that occur during pregnancy can help in making correct decisions. Although the attention should be on the mother, it is important to remember that another possible life is on the line. The mother is resuscitated in the same way as any other patient, with a few slight adaptations due to the changes that occur during pregnancy. The multidisciplinary team should be involved early in the process to ensure that both the mother and the newborn receive proper care. This article will analyze the risks and concerns during this emergency.

Keywords:CPR; Maternal Cardiac Arrest; Pregnancy; Emerging Threat; Resuscitation


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Citation: Don Jose K., et al. “Maternal Cardiac Arrest: An Emerging Threat". Acta Scientific Women's Health 4.8 (2022): 18-20.


Copyright: © 2022 Don Jose K., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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