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what are the symptoms of an amniotic fluid embolism?

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Dr. David Doucette
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cardiovascular fails: This disease can present anytime during pregnancy and up to a few days after delivery. Initial presentation is cardiovascular collapse and severe shortness of breath and/or seizures are common.
Answered on Jun 17, 2012
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Sudden shock, death.: Afe is an extremely rare but typically lethal complication of late pregnancy. Usually it is unheralded and manifests with complete cardiovascular collapse requiring immediate advanced cardiac life support to avoid rapid death from bleeding and asystole. If the woman is still pregnant, stat delivery may help preserve the fetal life/brain.
Answered on Jan 2, 2015
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