Abruptio Placentae

by Mohammad Hajighasemi-Ossareh, MD, MBA

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    00:00 Pregnancy complications, abruptio placenta.

    00:04 This occurs when the placenta separates from the uterus and can lead to external bleeding if its attachment is lower or internal bleeding if the attachment is higher.

    00:17 The mechanism here is premature detachment of the placenta villi from normal implantation site where you have abrupt detachment of the placenta.

    00:27 Risk factors for this include diabetes, hypertension, trauma, cocaine abuse, smoking, previous abruption, and multiparity.

    00:38 Signs and symptoms are painful bleeding during the third trimester and a tender uterus.

    00:45 Complication can be disseminated intravascular coagulation or DIC due to maternal hemorrhage.

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    The lecture Abruptio Placentae by Mohammad Hajighasemi-Ossareh, MD, MBA is from the course Pregnancy Complications.

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    1. Hypercholesterolemia
    2. Hypertension
    3. Multiparity
    4. Cocaine abuse
    5. Smoking

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     Mohammad Hajighasemi-Ossareh, MD, MBA

    Mohammad Hajighasemi-Ossareh, MD, MBA

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