Perimortem Cesarean Delivery: Current Consensus

Article Type: Editorial
Authors: Ayesha Ahmad, Uma Gupta


Perimortem cesarean delivery is defined as a cesarean delivery in pregnant women with sudden cardiac arrest. It is done if there is no return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) within 4 minutes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The aim of the procedure is facilitation of resuscitation and probable fetal benefit in terms of survival and decreased risk of permanent neurological damage.

Keywords: Perimortem cesarean delivery, return of spontaneous circulation, resuscitative hysterotomy, maternal cardiac arrest.
Issue Number: Issue - 3   September - December 2022
Pages: 97 - 138
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