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Resuscitation. 2007 Jun;73(3):467-74. Epub 2007 Feb 9.

A pregnant woman with acute myocardial infarction due to coronary artery dissection: pre-hospital and in-hospital management.

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Department of Anaesthesiology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 110, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany.


A young pregnant woman (32nd week of gestation) presented with acute chest pain due to right coronary artery dissection (CAD) in a pre-hospital setting. The pre-hospital diagnosis by the ambulance staff of an acute myocardial infarction in the antenatal period based on a 12-lead ECG combined with successful treatment by percutaneous coronary intervention with stenting is novel.

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