Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a life threatening condition in which there is a severe reaction to the amniotic fluid and fetal debris that enter maternal circulation during the birthing process, resulting in cardiovascular collapse.

In this episode, you’ll learn about the pathophysiology and how to care for patients with amniotic fluid embolism.

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