Background: Maternal cardiac arrest during cesarean section (CS) is an extremely rare but devastating complication. Preventing emergency events from developing into maternal cardiac arrest is one of the most challenging clinical scenarios.
Case presentation: A 35-year-old pregnant woman with subvalvular aortic stenosis (SAS) who was scheduled for elective CS under epidural anesthesia, and experienced devastating supine hypotensive syndrome, but was successfully resuscitated after delivery.
Conclusions: The performance of tilt position strictly or high-quality continue manual left uterine displacement (LUD) should be performed until the fetus is delivered, otherwise timely delivery of the fetus may be the best way to optimize the deadly condition.
Keywords: Subvalvular aortic stenosis, Pregnancy, Cesarean section, Hypotension.