Acute myocardial infarction during pregnancy

Luis D. Pacheco, George R. Saade, Gary D.V. Hankins

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Myocardial infarction complicating pregnancy is an important cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. The coexistence of obesity, diabetes, chronic hypertension, and delayed age at pregnancy is expected to increase the prevalence of myocardial infarction during pregnancy. Timely treatment in the form of percutaneous coronary intervention has dramatically improved outcomes. Early medical treatment with antiplatelet and antithrombotic agents is important, and maternal fetal medicine specialists must be familiar with it. In this article we will describe the basic initial medical management of patients with an acute coronary syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)835-843
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2014


  • Coronary artery disease
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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