Embolism during pregnancy: Thrombus, air, and amniotic fluid

Alfredo F. Gei, Rakesh Vadhera, Gary Hankins

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Pulmonary embolism is the primary cause of acute respiratory decompensation during pregnancy. Regardless of the nature of the embolism, a high index of suspicion, early diagnosis, and aggressive resuscitation need to be instituted to achieve a successful maternal and fetal outcome. Several clinical characteristics will assist practitioners to distinguish among the different forms of embolism and to institute specific measures of treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-182
Number of pages18
JournalAnesthesiology Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2003


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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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