Hematologic Challenges in the Critically Ill: Obstetrics

  • Nadav Levy
  • Carolyn F. Weiniger


Hemorrhage is a major cause of maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Other hematologic challenges associated with pregnancy include the hypercoagulable state, potential for disseminated intravascular coagulation, and exacerbation of disease states such as sickle-cell disease. This chapter will consider the epidemiology and management considerations for many of these hematologic challenges in critically ill pregnant women, with a focus on hemorrhage.


Blood management Hemorrhage Postpartum Pregnancy Sickle-cell disease Trauma Thromboembolism Viscoelastic testing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nadav Levy
    • 1
  • Carolyn F. Weiniger
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, Tel-Aviv Medical Center, Tel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical CenterJerusalemIsrael

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