Rakesh Vadhera

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Amniotic Fluid Embolism

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a rare and devastating complication of pregnancy. The incidence of AFE in North America is approximately 1:15,200 (95% CI, 1:13,900 to 1:16,700). Amniotic fluid embolism accounted for 7.5% of pregnancy-related deaths in the United States between 1998 and 2005. In contrast…

Acute myocardial infarction in pregnancy

Acute Myocardial Infaction in pregnancy (MI) Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) 1. What every clinician should know The incidence of cardiac disease among pregnant women is around 0.5-1%. Cardiac disease is the main cause of mortality among parturint in developed countries, and it remains the worst cause of all indirect maternal deaths. Acute myocardial infarction (AMI)…

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