Maternal cardiac arrest complicates 1 in 12,000 hospitalizations for delivery

03/19/2014 |

Between 1998 and 2011, about 1 in 12,000 delivery hospitalizations in the U.S. was complicated by maternal cardiac arrest, according to an analysis in the journal Anesthesiology. Cardiac arrest before or after delivery was associated with other complications, including serious blood loss, and was more prevalent among non-Hispanic black women, those 35 and older and those covered by Medicaid.

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