Perimortem caesarean section in COVID-19 era

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Cardiac arrest in pregnancy is very rare. Various methods have been proposed to return spontaneous circulation and prevent mortality, such as Perimortem Caesarean Section (PMCS). Since 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic has added to the difficulty in decision making and performing PMCS. Infection prevention being a priority due to the rapid spreading of the virus could cause hesitation upon initiating an emergency procedure, especially PMCS. We have reviewed the issues impacting on basic and advanced life support in adults with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2629-2633
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue number7
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022


  • cardiac arrest
  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • COVID-19
  • Perimortem caesarean section


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