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What are the symptoms of an amniotic fluid embolism?
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Dr. David Doucette
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Doucette
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