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1. With regard to cardiac arrest which one of the following is FALSE?
A Occurs in 1 in 30,000 pregnancies.
B About half of maternal deaths are due to potentially treatable causes.
C Cardiac output increases in pregnancy.
D Gastric emptying increases in the pregnancy.
E The uterus receives about a third of maternal cardiac output.
2. With regard to a prolapsed umbilical cord which one of the following is correct?
A The incidence of prolapsed cord is a fetus with a vertex presentation is ~5 %
B The incidence of cord prolapse in footling breech is ~2%
C An emergency caesarean section is treatment of choice in all cases of cord prolapse.
D A short umbilical cord is a risk factor for cord prolapse.
E Filling the maternal bladder may be used to elevate the presenting part.
3. With regard to Ventouse delivery which one of the following is correct?
A Can be associated with subgaleal haematoma
B Can be used on a breech presentation
C Is recommended on fetus (cephalic) between 28-32 weeks
D Is recommended for fetal distress when the cervix is 9cm
E Has its greatest success rates when moulding of the head allows for a better fit of the cup.
4. With regard to outcome in Eclampsia which one of the following is correct?
A Maternal death in the developed world due to Eclampsia is 20%
B Abruption is a complication of Eclampsia and if it occurs may kill up to 45% of babies.
C The CTG always shows a bradycardia secondary to the magnesium sulphate bolus.
D All patients with severe unstable pre-Eclampsia must be transferred to a tertiary unit before delivery.
E The Fetal CTG may show a bradycardia secondary to spasm of the uterine vein.
5. With vasa praevia, which one of the following statements is correct?
A It is a common form of antenatal haemorrhage in pregnancy.
B It is associated with a succenturiate lobe.
C Fetal mortality rates are 100%
D An APT test is not helpful.
E A Wright test is not helpful.
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