Journal of Clinical Anesthesiology: Open Access

ISSN: 2684-6004

Open Access

Jill Mhyre

Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Science, United States

  • Case Report   
    Life Threatening Pulmonary Embolism During Pregnancy Requiring Emergency Embolectomy
    Author(s): Tolga Suvar*, Jill Mhyre and Nadir Sharawi

    Purpose: The purpose of this case report is to demonstrate the management of a parturient with a life-threatening pulmonary embolism in the antenatal and perinatal phase of her care. In addition to this, it is important to highlight cardiopulmonary resuscitation which was titrated by life radiological imaging during rescue catheter embolectomy. By observing these images, the medical team appreciated the progressive hypokinesis of the myocardium and thus anticipating prompt and high-quality chest compressions. Clinical Features: A 24-year-old woman at 37 weeks and 4 days gestation who was transferred from an outside hospital on a heparin infusion to our University Medical Center for peripartum care and management of a suspected pulmonary embolism (PE). On admission she was extremely tachycardic and short of breath. She underw.. Read More»

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