Journal of Obstetric Anaesthesia and Critical Care

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3--8

Amniotic fluid embolism


Girendra Sadera1, Bharathram Vasudevan2 
1 Consultant, Critical Care and Anaesthesia, Wirral University Teaching Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust, Upton, Wirral, United Kingdom
2 Department of Anaesthesiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Upton Girendra Sadera
Consultant, Critical Care and Anaesthesia, Wirral University Teaching Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust, Upton, Wirral, CH49 5PE
United Kingdom

Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a rare complication of pregnancy carrying a high mortality rate. The exact pathogenesis of the condition is still not known. Diagnosing AFE needs a high suspicion as it is essentially a clinical diagnosis of exclusion. Patients with AFE are best-managed in a critical care unit by a multidisciplinary team and management is largely supportive. This review compiles the currently available information on AFE.


How to cite this article:
Sadera G, Vasudevan B. Amniotic fluid embolism.J Obstet Anaesth Crit Care 2015;5:3-8


How to cite this URL:
Sadera G, Vasudevan B. Amniotic fluid embolism. J Obstet Anaesth Crit Care [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Nov 24 ];5:3-8
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