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Acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction in early puerperium due to severe left main coronary stenosis in a woman with familial hyperlipidaemia.
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PMID:  24217125     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a rare but often catastrophic event during pregnancy, delivery or puerperium, leading to a high mortality rate. It has different pathogenic mechanisms, such as atherosclerosis, vasospasm, thrombosis and coronary dissection. Although MI has been reported in pregnant women at all stages of pregnancy and postpartum, it occurs more commonly in the third trimester and most commonly involves the anterior wall. Evidence suggests that pregnancy itself is an independent risk factor for MI, conferring a three- to four-fold higher risk than that of nonpregnant women matched for age, possibly due to the unique physiological changes required to meet the demands of a growing foetus. We report a case of a 27-year-old woman with familial hyperlipidaemia presenting with myocardial infarction six days after caesarean delivery, secondary to severe left main coronary stenosis (LMCA), who was treated with emergency coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).
T Bezgin; A Elveran; C Doğan; A Karagöz; S Külahçioğlu; G Kahveci; A Metizn Esen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-05-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular journal of Africa     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1680-0745     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc J Afr     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101313864     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc J Afr     Country:  South Africa    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e13-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiology Clinic, Kartal Kosuyolu Heart and Research Hospital, Cevizli-Kartal, Istanbul, Turkey.
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