Marfan's syndrome, pregnancy, and the cardiac surgeon

V. C. Smith, P. D. Eckenbrecht, G. D.V. Hankins, C. L. Leach

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Marfan's syndrome in a pregnant woman appears to be particularly hazardous because of the increased risk of aortic rupture. The first reported case report of replacement of the ascending aorta in a pregnant woman with a successful outcome for mother and fetus is presented. The literature is reviewed with regard to Marfan's syndrome and pregnancy as well as to open heart surgery during pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)404-406
Number of pages3
JournalMilitary medicine
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989


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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Smith, V. C., Eckenbrecht, P. D., Hankins, G. D. V., & Leach, C. L. (1989). Marfan's syndrome, pregnancy, and the cardiac surgeon. Military medicine, 154(8), 404-406.