Secondary To Severe Chorioamnionitis Requiring VV-ECMO

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A 34y.o. G2P0101 at 21w2d presented to OB Triage with preterm cervical dilation requiring rescue cerclage placement. The following day, bedside ultrasound revealed intrauterine fetal demise. The patient became tachycardic and febrile and was started on antibiotics for chorioamnionitis. Cerclage was removed and the fetus was delivered vaginally. The patient was transferred to SICU for management of septic shock with hypoxic respiratory failure necessitating VV-ECMO support. In this presentation, we will discuss the management of a patient with septic shock and ARDS secondary to chorioamnionitis.


American Society of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology 2019. Orlando, FL. October 19-23, 2019. Abstract.