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Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2001 Feb;49(1):56-7.

Acute aortic dissection during pregnancy.

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  • 1Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Germany.


We review the cases of two women with acute aortic dissection during their last trimester of pregnancy who underwent aortic root replacement. One patient with type A dissection had to undergo surgical intervention immediately, and required extracorporal membrane oxygenation for four days. The other patient with a pre-diagnosed Marfan's disease had suffered a type B dissection and had to undergo emergency operation after developing a type A dissection nine days later.

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