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Fatal pulmonary oedema following oxytocin administration in a pregnant woman with acute myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  21076981     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Acute myocardial infarction is a rare event in pregnant patients. Mechanical valves are naturally thrombogenic and require careful anticoagulation. Pregnancy produces a hypercoagulable situation and necessitates close follow-up in pregnant patients with mechanical heart valves. We present a 34-year-old pregnant woman who had mitral and aortic valve prosthesis. She developed resistant pulmonary oedema in the post-partum period after myocardial infarction. Oxytocin was used in this patient to induce midterm labour and prevent post-partum bleeding. Issues surrounding management of pulmonary oedema and use of oxytocin therapy during pregnancy are discussed. We emphasize the need for awareness of this condition and call attention to the risk of pulmonary oedema during labour.
Orhan Dogdu; Mikail Yarlioglues; Tugrul Inanc; Idris Ardic; Cemil Zencir; Mehmet Gungor Kaya
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular toxicology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1559-0259     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc. Toxicol.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101135818     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Toxicol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  74-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Erciyes University School of Medicine, 38039, Kayseri, Turkey,
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