Acute Respiratory Failure During Pregnancy

Dr Arati Nayak
2016 Journal of Medical Science And clinical Research  
Acute respiratory failure during pregnancy, although relatively uncommon, continues to be a prominent cause of maternal mortality, accounting for 30% of maternal deaths. Major respiratory changes in pregnancy which increase maternal susceptibility to acute respiratory failure can result from a variety of conditions, most of which are not pulmonary in origin. Early diagnosis of underlying disease is critical, as it will guide the management approach. Treatment goals respiratory failure in the
more » ... gnant woman are similar to those outside of pregnancy-to maintain adequate ventilation and to provide hemodynamic and nutritional support.
doi:10.18535/jmscr/v4i2.43 fatcat:brjgsmirxbgt3ajwg33aanzrye