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Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012 Aug;15(2):309-10. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivs143. Epub 2012 Apr 29.

Successful bovine arch replacement for a type A acute aortic dissection in a pregnant woman with severe haemodynamic compromise.

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Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University Teaching Hospital St Luc, Brussels, Belgium. ngonongab@yahoo.com

Abstract

Acute aortic dissection is very uncommon in pregnant women and the acute type A aortic dissection carries a high mortality rate outside specialized centres. There are a few cases reported with successful outcomes for the mother and the foetus from major cardiac centres. We are reporting our first experience of acute aortic dissection during the third trimester of pregnancy in a patient with Marfan features, profound haemodynamic compromise on arrival and a bovine aortic arch. Both the mother and the baby are doing well two years postoperatively.

PMID:
22547559
PMCID:
PMC3397738
DOI:
10.1093/icvts/ivs143
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