Antepartum Haemorrhage

  • Isabel Stabile
  • Tim Chard
  • Gedis Grudzinskas

Abstract

Antepartum haemorrhage (APH) occurs in 3% of pregnancies. Some 7% of maternal deaths and 17% of perinatal deaths are associated with APH. The definitions and classification are shown in Table 10.1. The practical clinical classification is placenta praevia, abruptio placentae and “indeterminate”.

Keywords

Heparin Cocaine Thrombocytopenia Thrombin Fibrinogen 

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabel Stabile
    • 1
  • Tim Chard
    • 2
  • Gedis Grudzinskas
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Prevention and Early Intervention PolicyFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA
  2. 2.Reproductive Physiology Laboratory, Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologySt Bartholomew’s HospitalWest Smithfield, LondonUK
  3. 3.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyThe Royal London HospitalWhitechapel, LondonUK

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