Amniotic fluid embolism

Amniotic fluid embolism adverse event: An embolism adverse event in which amniotic fluid, fetal cells, hair or other debris enter the maternal circulation resulting in cardiorespiratory collapse1

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Embolism, Amniotic Fluid: Blocking of maternal circulation by Amniotic Fluid that is forced into uterine Veins by strong Uterine Contraction near the end of pregnancy. It is characterized by the sudden onset of severe respiratory distress and Hypotension that can lead to maternal Death.2

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Amniotic Fluid Embolism: Acute hypotension or cardiac arrest, acute hypoxia or coagulopathy in the absence of any other potential explanation related to the presence of amniotic fluid or the fetal debris within the maternal vascular system during the antepartum or intrapartum period.3

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Embolism, Amniotic Fluid: Blocking of maternal circulation by AMNIOTIC FLUID that is forced into uterine VEINS by strong UTERINE CONTRACTION near the end of pregnancy. It is characterized by the sudden onset of severe respiratory distress and HYPOTENSION that can lead to maternal DEATH.4

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References

  1. Source: OAE Ontology
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  3. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  4. Source: Monarch Initiative
  5. ibid.
  6. Source: CDC: cdc.gov/ reproductivehealth/ maternalinfanthealth/ pregcomplications.htm

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