Awareness of resuscitation guidelines in pregnant women

Netherlands Heart Journal, Apr 2017

S. Calle, M. De Leeuw, N. Mpotos, P. Calle, B. De Turck

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Awareness of resuscitation guidelines in pregnant women

Awareness of resuscitation guidelines in pregnant women S. Calle 0 1 2 3 4 M. De Leeuw 0 1 2 3 4 N. Mpotos 0 1 2 3 4 P. Calle 0 1 2 3 4 B. De Turck 0 1 2 3 4 0 Forensic Pathology Department, Ghent University , De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent , Belgium 1 Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University , De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent , Belgium 2 Department of Emergency Medicine, Maria Middelares General Hospital , Buitenring Sint-Denijs 30, 9000 Ghent , Belgium 3 Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1 , 2610 Wilrijk , Belgium 4 Department of Emergency Medicine, Sint Lukas General Hospital , Groenebriel 1, 9000 Ghent , Belgium - We welcome this letter to the editor in reaction to our article ‘A fatal combination of situs inversus, pregnancy and cardiac arrest treated with an automated external defibrillator’. The author correctly points out the importance of left lateral tilt and early perimortem delivery of the foetus via Caesarean section. As the length of a Rhythm Puzzle is limited, the scope of our article was restricted to the use of the automated external defibrillator. Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.


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S. Calle, M. De Leeuw, N. Mpotos, P. Calle, B. De Turck. Awareness of resuscitation guidelines in pregnant women, Netherlands Heart Journal, 2017, 354, DOI: 10.1007/s12471-017-0981-4