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Arterial thromboembolism in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12763493     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Arterial occlusion resulting from primary thrombus formation in an artery or due to embolization from a site elsewhere in the circulation is uncommon in women of childbearing age. Myocardial infarction, stroke and peripheral arterial occlusion are rare in pregnant or puerperal women. Although atherosclerosis is the most common cause of arterial thromboembolism in the general population, other mechanisms--for example, prosthetic heart valves and drugs which cause vasospasm--are also important in young and pregnant patients. The clinical sequelae of arterial thromboembolism include sudden death and significant long-term morbidity. The best management must be the recognition of women at risk and, where possible, risk reduction and the introduction of measures to prevent acute events.
Isobel D Walker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Best practice & research. Clinical haematology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1521-6926     ISO Abbreviation:  Best Pract Res Clin Haematol     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-23     Completed Date:  2004-03-04     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101120659     Medline TA:  Best Pract Res Clin Haematol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  297-310     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Haematology, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland G4 0SF, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / complications,  etiology*
Myocardial Infarction / etiology
Peripheral Vascular Diseases / etiology
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / etiology*,  physiopathology
Stroke / etiology
Thromboembolism / complications,  etiology

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