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Aortic dissection in pregnancy: analysis of risk factors and outcome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12842575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aortic dissection during pregnancy is a life-threatening event. Recent studies have revealed similar histologic changes in the wall of the ascending aorta in patients with bicuspid aortic valve disease (BAVD). Based on a review of the literature, including the experience from two institutions, we looked at the patient's characteristics in patients with thoracic aortic dissection during pregnancy. We found that aortic root enlargement (> 4cm) or an increase of aortic root size during pregnancy in patients with BAVD, and Marfan syndrome is associated with a considerable risk for the occurrence of Type A dissection.
Franz F Immer; Anne G Bansi; Alexsandra S Immer-Bansi; Jane McDougall; Kenton J Zehr; Hartzell V Schaff; Thierry P Carrel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2003 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-04     Completed Date:  2003-10-06     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  309-14     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Berne, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Dissecting / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  surgery*
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  surgery*
Aortic Arch Syndromes / diagnosis,  epidemiology
Marfan Syndrome / diagnosis,  epidemiology
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  surgery*
Pregnancy Outcome*
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Survival Rate
Thoracotomy / methods
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods*

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