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Korean J Crit Care Med. 2016 Nov;31(4):359-363. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4266/kjccm.2016.00325
Lee KH , Choi SJ , Jeon YG , Kim RK , Um DJ .
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea. umdj@yonsei.ac.kr
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.
Abstract

Postpartum hemorrhage is a common cause of maternal mortality; its main cause is placenta accreta. Therapeutic hypothermia is a generally accepted means of improving clinical signs in postcardiopulmonary resuscitation patients. A 41-year-old pregnant woman underwent a cesarean section under general anesthesia at 37 weeks of gestation. After the cesarean section, the patient experienced massive postpartum bleeding, which led to cardiac arrest. Once spontaneous circulation returned, the patient underwent an emergency hysterectomy and was placed under therapeutic hypothermia management. The patient recovered without neurological complications.

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