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Coronary angiography of pregnancy-associated coronary artery dissection: a high-risk procedure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20599172     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare cause of acute coronary syndrome occurring predominantly in young women without any cardiovascular risk factors, especially during the peripartum and early postpartum period. Here, we report a case of a 28-year-old pregnant woman who was found to have an isolated distal SCAD of the left anterior descending artery (LAD). Coronary angiography was complicated by extensive LAD and circumflex arteries dissection, requiring an emergency coronary artery bypass grafting associated with ventricular assist device implantation and underlying the extreme fragility of coronary arteries in pregnant women.
Raphaël Pedro Martins; Guillaume Leurent; Hervé Corbineau; Olivier Fouquet; Sébastien Seconda; Alban E Baruteau; Olivier Moreau; Hervé Le Breton; Marc Bedossa
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular revascularization medicine : including molecular interventions     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1878-0938     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Revasc Med     Publication Date:    2010 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-05     Completed Date:  2010-10-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101238551     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Revasc Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  182-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
CHU Rennes, Service de Cardiologie et Maladies Vasculaires, Rennes, F-35000, France. <>
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Dissecting / radiography,  surgery*,  therapy
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary / methods
Cesarean Section
Coronary Aneurysm / radiography,  surgery*,  therapy
Coronary Angiography / methods
Coronary Artery Bypass / methods*
Echocardiography, Doppler / methods
Electrocardiography / methods
Emergency Treatment
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Catheterization / methods
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / radiography,  surgery*,  therapy
Pregnancy Outcome*
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
Risk Assessment
Treatment Failure

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