Successful Resuscitation Following Amniotic Fluid Embolism During Emergency Lower Segment Caesarean Section: A Case Report
Meshram P, Maneesha, Uma Hariharan* and Jayashree Doval
Specialist Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital, Delhi Government Health Services, Pitampura, Delhi 34, India
- Corresponding Author:
- Uma Hariharan
Specialist Anesthesia and Intensive Care
Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital, Delhi Government Health Services
Pitampura, Delhi 34, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 23, 2016; Accepted date: March 04, 2016; Published date: March 11,2016
Citation: Meshram P, Maneesha, Hariharan U, Doval J (2016) Successful resuscitation following amniotic fluid embolism during emergency lower segment caesarean section: A Case Report. J Thrombo Cir 2:106. doi:10.4172/jtcoa.1000106
Copyright: © 2016 Meshram P, 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.
Amniotic fluid embolism (AE) is a rare and potentially fatal condition occurring in obstetric patients, which continues to have a high mortality rate. We report a case of AE occurring during the peri-partum period, in which due to expeditious cardiopulmonary resuscitation, both the mother and the newborn survived. High degree of suspicion and prompt action is mandatory for a favorable outcome in such scenarios.