High-Risk Pregnancy: Pregnancy-Related Problems

  • Sanjay Datta
  • Bhavani Shankar Kodali
  • Scott Segal


A parturient is designated as “high risk” because of the various problems that might arise in the antenatal or peripartum periods. Anesthetic management – both in choice and technique – should be based on a thorough understanding of the physiology of pregnancy and also on the pathophysiology of the problems that made the parturients “high risk.” Any high-risk parturient can be a potential candidate for an obstetric emergency. Hence, continuous vigilance and constant communication with the obstetric team is mandatory.


Epidural Analgesia Regional Anesthesia Epidural Anesthesia Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure Fresh Freeze Plasma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanjay Datta
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bhavani Shankar Kodali
    • 1
    • 2
  • Scott Segal
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Brigham & Women’s HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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