Amniotic fluid embolism.

Rosalinda Rodrigues, Filomena Nunes, Manuel Meirinho


The amniotic fluid embolism continues to be an unusual, but catastrophic situation, with high mortality. With a complex pathophysiology, it leads to cardiovascular collapse and disseminated intravascular coagulation. The immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation and monitoring in an Intensive Care Unit with a multidisciplinary team are essential aspects in the management of this situation.

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