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Obstetrics—Maternal Mortality

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May 18, 2013: Lancet
J Ravindran
Obstetric pulmonary embolism forms the most serious vascular problem during pregnancy. The following report is a retrospective study into maternal deaths in Malaysian mothers probably due to obstetrical pulmonary embolism. Obstetric pulmonary embolism can be divided into amniotic fluid embolism and obstetric blood clot embolism. There were 37 maternal deaths attributable to this cause -9.9 per cent of all maternal deaths to blood clot embolism and 6.7 per cent to amniotic fluid embolism. Most cases were diagnosed clinically because a postmortem examination was not done...
March 1994: Medical Journal of Malaysia
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