A miraculous pregnancy following a myocardial infarction and coronary artery bypass grafting: a case report and review of literature
Keywords:High risk pregnancy, Coronary artery, Bypass grafting, Management
Cardiovascular disease is estimated to occur in 0.4-4.1% of pregnant women, whereas coronary heart disease complicates only 0.01% of all pregnancies. In recent times, MI has been observed to occur more frequently in young women. This might be attributed to the fact that women are deciding to become pregnant at advanced age. In such high-risk cases, proper pre-pregnancy, antenatal, intrapartum and post-partum care should be taken. Pregnant women with heart disease should be managed by a multidisciplinary team approach comprising of obstetricians, intensivists, cardiologists and neonatologists. Here, a case of pregnant woman with past history of MI; treated with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is presented and the management is highlighted.
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