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Coronary embolus complicating peripartum cardiomyopathy.
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PMID:  21972169     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a rare disorder in which heart failure occurs during the last month of pregnancy or within 5 months of delivery, in the absence of any other etiology or prior heart disease. We present the case of a 42-year-old woman with peripartum cardiomyopathy. She was admitted with an acute myocardial infarction. Multiple mobile ventricular thrombi were seen in the echocardiogram. Coronary angiogram showed consequential coronary embolus occluding the left anterior descending artery. A successful embolectomy was performed followed by coronary stenting. There have been only two reports in the medical literature of coronary embolic events in the setting of peripartum cardiomyopathy; however, to our knowledge, we believe our case is the first to describe coronary intervention as treatment for the event.
Luay Rifai; Mais Trabolsi; Muhyaldeen Dia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1557-2501     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E237-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Illinois in Chicago/Advocate Christ Medical Center, 4440 W 95th St., Oak Lawn, IL 60453-2600 USA.
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