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

Butcher, CJ; Plymen, CM; Walker, F; (2010) Chest pain, breathlessness and ST elevation in a 21-weeks' pregnant woman: a diagnostic and management challenge. BMJ Case Rep , 2010 10.1136/bcr.03.2010.2853.

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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.

Type: Article
Title: Chest pain, breathlessness and ST elevation in a 21-weeks' pregnant woman: a diagnostic and management challenge.
Location: England
DOI: 10.1136/bcr.03.2010.2853
Keywords: Adult, Cardiomyopathies, Chest Pain, Dyspnea, Female, Humans, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular, Pregnancy Trimester, Second
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1378116
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