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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 35-36

Pregnancy complicated with severe aortic coarctation


Atherosclerosis Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Maryam Moshkani Farahani
Atherosclerosis Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ACVI.ACVI_10_18

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Coarctation of the aorta (COA) is a congenital disease with significant stenosis of the aorta which is associated with some complications such as hypertension. A 37-year-old pregnant woman was referred to our Cardiology Department for control of hypertension. She was in the 26th week of her gestation and she had another uneventful pregnancy 4 years ago. Echocardiography before delivery showed significant coarctation with pressure gradient (PG)= 120 mmHg and cesarean section was done without any abnormal event. Six months later, stenting of aortic stenosis was done with a patient in a good condition. Coarctation (repaired or nonrepaired) is an important clinical condition during pregnancy which needs full investigation.


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