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Aortic dissection complicating pregnancy following prophylactic aortic root replacement in a woman with Marfan syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17175042     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Prophylactic aortic root replacement is the main factor explaining the increase in median probability of survival in Marfan syndrome (MFS) patients. In women with MFS, earlier root replacement has been suggested as a strategy to facilitate safe pregnancy. However, in this case report a pregnant patient with MFS who sustained a Type B aortic dissection in her second trimester, with fatal outcome, despite having had a prophylactic aortic root replacement five months prior to conception is described.
Colleen D McDermott; Mathew Sermer; Samuel C Siu; Tirone E David; Jack M Colman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Letter     Date:  2006-12-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  120     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-23     Completed Date:  2007-10-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  427-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Dissecting / etiology*
Aortic Aneurysm / etiology*
Aortic Valve / surgery*
Fatal Outcome
Fetal Death
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Marfan Syndrome / complications,  surgery*
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / surgery*
Pregnancy Trimester, Second

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