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 12.1. 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 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabel Stabile
    • 1
  • Tim Chard
    • 2
  • Gedis Grudzinskas
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Prevention and Early Intervention PolicyThe Florida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive PhysiologySt. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical CollegeLondonUK
  3. 3.Academic Unit of Obstetrics and GynaecologyThe Royal London HospitalLondonUK

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