Obstetrical Care in the ICU Patient

  • A. James Mamary


Learning Objectives After studying this chapter, you should be able to Identify the major causes and incidence of maternal morbidity and mortality. Distinguish the physiologic circulatory and respiratory adaptations of pregnancy from those of disease. Understand aspects of airway management and acute resuscitation unique to pregnant patients. Describe hypertensive disease of pregnancy and its contribution to maternal morbidity and mortality. Recognize the potential role of pregnancy in developing hemorrhagic, cardiogenic, septic, and obstructive shock. Understand diagnostic approaches and treatment of venous thrombosis and thromboembolism in pregnancy. Understand critical illnesses unique to pregnancy such as amniotic fluid embolism, tocolytic-induced pulmonary edema, and ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.


Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Maternal Death Simplified Acute Physiology Score HELLP Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. James Mamary
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary and Critical CareTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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