Shortness of breath during labor, severely worsened after delivery

Carlo Santoriello, Valentina Musella, Concetta De Rosa, Francesca Polverino, Chiara De Divitiis, Mario Polverino

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We describe the case of a 29-year old woman who experienced shortness of breath during labor with severe deterioration of symptoms immediately after the delivery. The patient was affected by pulmonary edema due to tocolytic therapy, the pathophysiologic mechanisms of which are here illustrated and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-379
Number of pages3
JournalMultidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Delivery
  • Labor
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Tocolytic drugs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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