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Revista Cubana de Anestesiología y Reanimación

versión On-line ISSN 1726-6718


VASALLO COMENDEIRO, Víctor José; CASTRO POZO, Adel  y  VASALLO VALDES, Patricia. Challenges during the performance of perimortem cesarean section. Rev cuba anestesiol reanim [online]. 2019, vol.18, n.3, e505.  Epub 05-Dic-2019. ISSN 1726-6718.


Cardiac arrest in pregnant women and perimortem cesarean section are rare. These are medical catastrophes that require immediate attention. Performing this procedure according to adequate standards provides better options for both the mother and the fetus. Cuba pays special attention to the maternal-fetal binomial, for which large amounts of human and technological resources are used.


To update the information about perimortem cesarean section.


A database review was carried out to find epidemiological descriptions, case reports, case series, personal communications, and studies in different health contexts, which would serve as scientific evidence on the subject.


Cardiac arrest in pregnant women is a rare event; the performance of a perimortem cesarean section with reduced time (4-5 min) was an effective option. The work of the multidisciplinary team based on protocols has a function that benefits both the mother and the fetus. Currently, the concept of resuscitative hysterotomy is recommended, which reflects the optimization of the resuscitation efforts. Maternal death by anesthesia is a medical emergency that requires special attention. There are medical associations that advocate the scales of early care in pregnant women, with updated training and innovative strategies to obtain better outcomes.


The study of cardiac arrest in pregnant women, perimortem caesarean section and anesthesia-related maternal death are important. The creation of multidisciplinary groups and well-trained groups are the best option in these circumstances. It is recommended to increase the study and training to offer the best options to the maternal-fetal binomial.

Palabras clave : maternal cardiac arrest; perimortem cesarean section; resuscitative hysterotomy; resuscitation strategies in pregnant women.

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