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Embolic disease 

Embolic disease
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Embolic disease
Author(s):

Kath Eggers

, Karthikeyan Chelliah

, and Stephen Stamatakis

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199208326.003.0018
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date: 06 May 2021

Stuart Davies, Kath Eggers, Karthikeyan Chelliah and Stephen Stamatakis

Venous thromboembolism 480

Amniotic fluid embolus 486

Venous air embolism 490

Pregnancy is a prothrombotic state, therefore the incidence of DVT and pulmonary embolism (PE) is increased during both the antenatal and postnatal periods.

The CEMACH 2003–2005 report confirms that PE is the leading cause of direct maternal deaths....

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