Maternal mortality causes

Obstetric Anesthesia

Maternal mortality is higher for women >35 years old, black patients, and patients without prenatal care.

See table.

* Medical conditions exacerbated by pregnancy were primarily cardiovascular, pulmonary, and neurological diseases.

Most deaths due to anesthesia occur during or after cesarean section with increased risk during emergency sections.

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