Myocardial infarction and pregnancy
Article first published online: 16 SEP 2013
© 2013 Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Volume 15, Issue 4, pages 247–255, October 2013
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Myocardial infarction and pregnancy. The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist 2013;15:247–55., , , , .
- Issue published online: 16 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 16 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 APR 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 24 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Received: 12 JUN 2012
- chest pain;
- ischaemic heart disease;
- myocardial infarction;
- Myocardial infarction is a rare but life-threatening medical condition during pregnancy.
- If unrecognised and not managed appropriately, the associated mortality and morbidity are high.
- A high index of suspicion, early diagnosis and treatment are essential.
- Multidisciplinary management involving the obstetric physician, cardiologist, anaesthetists and obstetrician is key to improving outcomes.
- To revise the physiological cardiovascular changes in pregnancy.
- To recognise the pathophysiology of myocardial infarction during pregnancy.
- Identify risks factors for myocardial infarction.
- Recognise symptoms and signs of myocardial infarction.
- To learn the general management principles of myocardial infarction in pregnancy.
- Should asymptomatic pregnant women with multiple risk factors be screened for coronary heart disease?