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BMJ Case Rep. 2010 Dec 14;2010. pii: bcr0320102853. doi: 10.1136/bcr.03.2010.2853.

Chest pain, breathlessness and ST elevation in a 21-weeks' pregnant woman: a diagnostic and management challenge.

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Brompton and Harefield NHS Hospital Trust, London, UK.

Abstract

This case highlights the importance of differentiating between normal physiological changes of pregnancy and symptoms that are pathological. It discusses the presentation of heart failure during pregnancy and the differential diagnoses that should be considered. It also highlights the difficult management decisions that may have to be made in order to protect maternal health.

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22802274
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PMC3027832
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10.1136/bcr.03.2010.2853
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