Study: Many pregnancy-related deaths in N.C. could be prevented

12/2/2005 | Medscape (free registration)

A study of pregnancy-related deaths in North Carolina concludes that as many as four out of every 10 such deaths could be prevented. The researchers said 90% of deaths that were due to hemorrhage and chronic diseases could have been prevented, as could many of the deaths caused by pregnancy-induced hypertension, infection, cardiomyopathy, cardiovascular condition and choriocarcinoma.

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