Rev Esp Anestesiol Reanim 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.
Servicio de Anestesiología y Reanimación, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Canarias, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, España.
Mortality due to cardiovascular disease in pregnancy is a growing problem in developed countries, being nowadays the leading cause of maternal death. Within this group, the most common cause of death are congenital or acquired heart diseases, representing a challenge in the management of these patients, since the pregnancy-related physiological alterations can impair their basal condition and treatment. We present the case of a 34-year-old patient, without any relevant pathological antecedents, who developed a second-degree atrioventricular block, Mobitz type I, following the administration of methylergometrine during cesarean section due to failure to progress in labour. Read More