A case of aortic dissection at 33 weeks of pregnancy present
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Abstract
Cardiovascular emergencies especially aortic dissections are rare in pregnancy. We report a case of Stanford Type A aortic dissection at 33 weeks of pregnancy presenting in shock. Rapid multidisciplinary approach and special obstetric considerations led to a successful outcome in this case.

Introduction :
Cardiovascular emergencies needing precipitous decision making is somewhat rare in pregnancy. Only about 5% of nontraumatic sudden deaths in the young population are caused by aortic dissections and it is even less common in females [1, 2]. The majority are associated with connective tissue disorders [3]. As such, obstetricians rarely encounter the much-dreaded dissections of ascending aorta (Stanford Type A) [3]. We present one such case managed successfully at our institution.........

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3971495/
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