Survival following amniotic fluid embolism with early heparinization

Arthur F. Chung, Irwin R. Merkatz

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A diagnosis of amniotic fluid embolus was made as a primigravida developed shock at delivery. Emergency resuscitative measures were instituted prior to the onset of hemorrhage and disseminated intravascular coagulation. Prompt heparinization corrected the bleeding disorder and was significant in the patient’s survival.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)809-814
Number of pages6
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1973
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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