Journal of Medical Ultrasound

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 104--106

Intra-aortic balloon pump for cesarean hysterectomy and massive hemorrhage in a parturient with placenta accreta and pulmonary embolus


Edward T Riley, Kulsum Akbar, Brendan Carvalho 
 Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Edward T Riley
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, California
USA

During cesarean hysterectomy for a placenta accreta, a 36-year-old parturient underwent a massive resuscitation for profound bleeding and also suffered a pulmonary embolus leading to cardiac arrest. Chest compressions and epinephrine were required for resucitation. When surgery was complete, she was taken to the intensive care unit on an epinephrine infusion and inhaled nitric oxide but was brought back to the operating room after 3 h for surgical exploration. Echocardiography revealed a poorly contracting left ventricle, and an intra-aortic balloon pump was inserted. She gradually recovered full function and was discharged home after 35 days.


How to cite this article:
Riley ET, Akbar K, Carvalho B. Intra-aortic balloon pump for cesarean hysterectomy and massive hemorrhage in a parturient with placenta accreta and pulmonary embolus.J Med Ultrasound 2019;27:104-106


How to cite this URL:
Riley ET, Akbar K, Carvalho B. Intra-aortic balloon pump for cesarean hysterectomy and massive hemorrhage in a parturient with placenta accreta and pulmonary embolus. J Med Ultrasound [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Mar 8 ];27:104-106
Available from: http://www.jmuonline.org/article.asp?issn=0929-6441;year=2019;volume=27;issue=2;spage=104;epage=106;aulast=Riley;type=0