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Table 3 Features of Amniotic Fluid Embolism at presentation, Australia and New Zealand 2010-2011

From: Amniotic fluid embolism: an Australian-New Zealand population-based study

   Number of women experiencing feature (%)
Location of onset Home 2 (6 %)
  Theatre 15 (46 %)
  Birth Suite 15 (46 %)
  Not recorded 1 (3 %)
Time point at onset of collapse Pre-labour 5 (15 %)
  First stage of labour 4 (12 %)
  Second stage of labour 4 (12 %)
  Post partum 17 (52 %)
  Unknown/Not recorded 3 (9 %)
Initial presenting feature Premonitory symptoms 9 (27 %)
  Hypotension 7 (21 %)
  Shortness of breath 5 (15 %)
  Acute fetal compromise 5 (15 %)
  Maternal haemorrhage 3 (9 %)
  Coagulopathy 3 (9 %)
  Cardiac arrest 2 (6 %)
  Abnormal cardiac rhythm 2 (6 %)
  Seizure(s) 1 (3 %)
Associated features Maternal haemorrhage 26 (79 %)
  Hypotension 25 (76 %)
  Coagulopathy 24 (73 %)
  Premonitory symptoms 14 (42 %)
  Cardiac arrest 13 (39 %)
  Shortness of breath 12 (36 %)
  Acute fetal compromise 9 (27 %)
  Abnormal cardiac rhythm 8 (24 %)
  Seizure(s) 3 (9 %)
  1. Data are number (percentage)
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