Peripartum presentation of an acute aortic dissection

S Lewis, I Ryder, AT Lovell

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    We report the case of an acute type A aortic dissection occurring in a 35-year-old parturient. The initial diagnosis was missed; a subsequent emergency Caesarean section 3 weeks after presentation was followed by the development of left ventricular failure and pulmonary oedema in the early postoperative period. Echocardiography confirmed the diagnosis of aortic dissection and the patient underwent a successful surgical repair.
    Translated title of the contributionPeripartum presentation of an acute aortic dissection
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)496 - 499
    Number of pages4
    JournalBritish Journal of Anaesthesia
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005

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    Publisher: Oxford Journals

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