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Coarctation of the descending thoracic aorta diagnosed during pregnancy.
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PMID:  12423818     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND:Coarctation of the aorta is an uncommon condition complicating pregnancy. It is often associated with hypertension and usually involves the aortic isthmus. CASE: Coarctation of the descending thoracic aorta was found at 21 weeks' gestation after physical findings of hypertension, a holosystolic murmur over the entire left hemithorax, and diminished lower extremity pulses. The diagnosis led to thoracotomy and placement of a graft bypass after an otherwise uneventful pregnancy. CONCLUSION: Unusual sites of coarctation of the aorta complicating pregnancy include the descending thoracic aorta.
David M Sherer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  100     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2002 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-11-08     Completed Date:  2002-11-27     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1094-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York 11203-2098, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Coarctation / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Hypertension / etiology
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / diagnosis*,  surgery

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