Int J Intern Emerg Med | Volume 3, Issue 3 | Review Article | Open Access

Teaching Approach of Cardiac Arrest in Pregnancy

Adel Hamed Elbaih1,2* and Mohammad Atiah2

1Emergency Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
2Emergency medicine, Clinical Medicine Science Department, Sulaiman Al Rajhi University, Al Bukayriah, Saudi Arabiaa

*Correspondance to: Adel Hamed Elbaih 

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Background: Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in pregnancy is a particularly challenging clinical condition. Although management and resuscitation of these patients are quite similar to other adult patients except for few modifications because of the changes of pregnancy, but the uniqueness of this situation lays in the fact that here you are dealing with two patients instead of one. Targeted Population: All Pregnancy patients who are requiring urgent management in the ED, with Emergency Physicians for teaching protocol. Aim of the Study: Appropriate knowledge and training for pregnancy patients by teaching protocol to Emergency Physicians. Methods: Collection of all possible available data about the pregnancy with cardiac arrest in the Emergency Department. By many research questions to achieve these aims so a midline literature search was performed with the keywords “critical care”, “emergency medicine”, “principals of resuscitation in pregnancy", "Maternal Collapse”. Literature search included an overview of recent definition, causes and recent therapeutic strategies. Results: All studies introduced that the initial diagnosis of pregnancy with cardiac arrest and their therapy is a serious condition that face patients of the emergency and critical care departments. Conclusion: Appropriate knowledge and training for pregnancy patients by teaching protocol to Emergency Physicians are extremely important for a better outcome, since a poor resuscitation techniques and knowledge deficit are strongly linked to poorer outcomes.


Cardiac arrest in pregnancy; Emergency physicians; Protocol; SCA; SCD


Elbaih AH, Mohammad A. Teaching Approach of Cardiac Arrest in Pregnancy. Int J Intern Emerg Med. 2020; 3(3): 1036.

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