Pregnancy-related deaths due to pulmonary embolism in Sweden.

  title={Pregnancy-related deaths due to pulmonary embolism in Sweden.},
  author={Eva Samuelsson and Margareta S E Hellgren and Ulf H{\"o}gberg},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  volume={86 4},
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to report deaths from amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) and pregnancy-related venous thromboembolism (VTE), to study contributing factors, and to analyse mortality trends. METHODS Using the Swedish Cause of Death Register (CDR), we identified all women aged 15-44, who died during 1990-1999, with VTE or AFE coded as the underlying or contributory cause of death. We scrutinised medical records, and women who had died during pregnancy or within 6 weeks of… CONTINUE READING
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