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Takayasu's arteritis in pregnancy complicated by peripartum aortic dissection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20020151     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: We describe a patient with a known diagnosis of Takayasu's arteritis who presented late in the third trimester. She was delivered by caesarean section and her postpartum course was complicated by aortic dissection. METHOD: This report is the first to describe peripartum aortic dissection in a patient with known Takayasu's arteritis. CONCLUSION: Takayasu's arteritis should be regarded as a risk factor for aortic dissection. It is important to treat systemic hypertension in Takayasu's arteritis patients and suspect the diagnosis of aortic dissection in any pregnant patient complaining of chest pain as dissection is a leading cause of maternal mortality in the developed world.
Nisha A Lakhi; Johannes Jones
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-12-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gynecology and obstetrics     Volume:  282     ISSN:  1432-0711     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gynecol. Obstet.     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-09     Completed Date:  2010-09-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710213     Medline TA:  Arch Gynecol Obstet     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  103-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Brooklyn Hospital Centre, New York, New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Dissecting / complications*,  diagnosis
Aortic Aneurysm / complications*,  surgery
Cesarean Section
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / diagnosis*,  therapy
Pregnancy Outcome
Takayasu Arteritis / complications*,  diagnosis

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