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Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology  2021, Vol. 48 Issue (1): 198-202    DOI: 10.31083/j.ceog.2021.01.2174
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Can we predict and take a proper treatment for postpartum pulmonary embolism? A single institution review of five cases
Soo-Ho Chung1, Chang Woo Choi2, Jae Hong Sang1, *()
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, 870-1192 Bucheon, Korea
2Department of Thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, 870-1192 Bucheon, Korea
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Abstract  
Postpartum pulmonary embolism (PPE) is a rare disorder in the puerperium that can present a wide range of symptoms after childbirth. This condition can lead to death and is the most common cause of maternal mortality, accounting for about 10% of all maternal deaths in the United States. A previous study conducted over 3 years (2014-2016) followed five patients diagnosed with postpartum pulmonary embolism, two of whom died. As PPE is characterized by a variety of symptoms, patients suspected of this condition require prompt diagnosis and treatment. Based on the previous investigation of five patients, the present study aimed to elucidate considerations for early treatment and diagnosis. Maternal mortality can be minimized by proper treatment and early detection using contrast-enhanced chest computerized tomography and echocardiography in women during or after delivery, particularly those with suspected embolism.
Key words:  Postpartum      Pulmonary embolism      Deep vein thrombosis     
Submitted:  30 May 2020      Revised:  14 July 2020      Accepted:  10 August 2020      Published:  15 February 2021     
Fund: Soonchunhyang University Research Fund
*Corresponding Author(s):  Jae Hong Sang     E-mail:  77215@schmc.ac.kr

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Soo-Ho Chung, Chang Woo Choi, Jae Hong Sang. Can we predict and take a proper treatment for postpartum pulmonary embolism? A single institution review of five cases. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2021, 48(1): 198-202.

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