Case 11

Rajkumar Rajendram, Javed Ehtisham and Colin Forfar

in Oxford Case Histories in Cardiology

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Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199556786
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753305 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 11

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A 32-year-old woman who was 36 weeks into her second pregnancy presented to the labour ward in established labour. Her first pregnancy was uncomplicated. On admission the cardiotocograph demonstrated foetal bradycardia. Emergency (category 1) Caesarean section was performed under general anaesthetic. There were no complications during the 40-minute procedure; estimated blood loss was 600 mL and 1500 mL Hartmann’s solution was administered. The patient was extubated and transferred to the recovery ward.

Chapter.  2265 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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