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      Acute Myocardial Infarction in Pregnancy and Puerperium

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      Cardiology

      S. Karger AG

      Myocardial infarction, Pregnancy, Hypertension

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          Myocardial infarction during pregnancy and puerperium is very rare. Increased awareness of its possible occurrence is important for diagnosis. A young woman who developed acute myocardial infarction 14 days after labor is described. She had no coronary risk factors; coronary angiography was not done, but ergometric test involving maximal stress done 22 months after confinement did not reveal signs or symptoms of disease. An additional 62 women with myocardial infarction, 51 during pregnancy and 11 in puerperium, reported in the literature were reviewed. The following points were observed: (1) Hypertension was present in 25% of cases. (2) Four out of 6 coronary angiograms performed after the infarct were normal. (3) Fifteen patients died (24% mortality). (4) Coronary atherosclerosis was the main finding in 7 out of 9 post-mortem examinations.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1989
          1989
          12 November 2008
          : 76
          : 6
          : 455-460
          Affiliations
          Departments of Internal Medicine C and Imaging, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Hashomer, Israel
          Article
          174533 Cardiology 1989;76:455–460
          10.1159/000174533
          2692815
          © 1989 S. Karger AG, Basel

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