Pulmonary Embolism in Pregnancy

Mauricio La Rosa, Nkechinyere Emezienna, Gayle Olson

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Abstract

Pulmonary embolism during and after pregnancy remains a significant contributor to maternal morbidity and mortality. Symptoms that would be a clear indicator of a pulmonary embolus in the nonpregnant population can be masked by pregnancy and its routine pregnancy-related symptoms. To affect a reduction in this severe maternal mortality indicator, physicians need to maintain a high degree of suspicion coupled with expedient testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-236
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume66
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2023
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • diagnosis
  • pregnancy
  • pulmonary embolism
  • treatment
  • venous thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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