The Successful Resuscitation in a Neonate with Down Syndrome after 45 minutes: A Case Report

Mahin Seyedhejazi, Maryam Haghighat Azari, Nasrin Taghizadieh, Haleh Farzin


Introduction: Patients with Down syndrome (DS due to relative macroglossia and dynamic airway collapse) are vulnerable to significant upper airway complications. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common condition and noted in about 79% of these children . Children with OSA, with or without DS, are sensitive to respiratory depression by drugs such as sedatives, opioids and hypnotics. Abnormalities of the cardiovascular system are also common in Down syndrome. Case Report: A nine_ day old male preterm newborn with DS (e.g. gestational age of 35 weeks) was brought to operation room (OR) for insertion of central venous line and surgery of duodenal atresia. During transportation to NICU, in OR he arrested and then after 45 minutes resuscitation, he returned to life. Conclusion: The placement of CVL could precipitate triggers of cardiac arrest, particularly in preterm newborn.


Neonate, Resuscitation, Congenital Anomaly, Down Syndrome

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