Chapter 76. Amniotic Fluid Embolus

  1. John T. Queenan MD Professor Chairman Emeritus2,
  2. John C. Hobbins MD Professor of Obstetrics3 and
  3. Catherine Y. Spong MD Chief4
  1. Robert Resnik MD

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch76

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Resnik, R. (2005) Amniotic Fluid Embolus, in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, J. C. Hobbins and C. Y. Spong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch76

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3257 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

  2. 3

    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4200 East 9th Avenue, B-198, Denver, CO 80262, USA

  3. 4

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Bivd, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510, USA

Author Information

  1. University of California, San Diego, Reproductive Medicine, 9500 Gilman Drive – Dept. 0621, La Jolla, CA 92093-0621, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125796

Online ISBN: 9781444312904

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Keywords:

  • amniotic fluid embolism;
  • development of agitation, dyspnea, anxiety, and respiratory arrest during labor;
  • pathophysiology of amniotic fluid embolism (AFE);
  • instituting endotracheal intubation;
  • cardiac resuscitative measurement;
  • careful attention towards blood loss following delivery

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pathophysiology and Diagnosis

  • Management

  • References