Use of left ventricle assist device in a pregnant woman with acute aortic and coronary dissections.


We report the case of a 31-year-old female in her 32nd week of pregnancy, who experienced an acute type A aortic dissection resulting in severe aortic insufficiency, dissection of the left anterior descending coronary artery, and left ventricular infarct with ejection fraction of 20%. After a successful cesarean section, she underwent a Bentall operation… (More)
DOI: 10.1510/icvts.2010.238501

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