Can J Anaesth 2021 Jul 26. Epub 2021 Jul 26.
Division of Critical Care, Department of Medicine, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, 3755 ch. de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine Rd, Suite H-364.1, Montreal, QC, H3T 1E2, Canada.
Purpose: Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a rare, but often fatal condition characterized by sudden hemodynamic instability and coagulopathy occurring during labour or in the early postpartum period. As the mechanisms leading to shock and the cardiovascular effects of AFE are incompletely understood, the purpose of this case series is to describe how AFE presents on echocardiography and review limited reports in the literature.
Clinical Features: We describe three cases of AFE at the Jewish General Hospital, a tertiary care centre in Montreal, Canada. Read More