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Coronary disease in the puerperium.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16275537     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The manifestation of an acute coronary syndrome in women in the postpartum period is a rare but important clinical scenario, which, because of its multiple possible aetiologies, requires a different approach to management on the part of the clinician. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is the most likely cause of an acute coronary syndrome in women in the puerperium. Unfortunately there is no medical consensus on the correct management pathway of such patients, but there is evidence that these patients have an improved prognosis when referred for bypass surgery or percutaneous intervention.
Authors:
P Kelly; C Barrett
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of internal medicine     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0953-6205     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2005 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-08     Completed Date:  2006-01-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9003220     Medline TA:  Eur J Intern Med     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  469-72     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, Cork University Hospital, Ireland. peterjwkelly50@hotmail.com
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