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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 951480, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/951480
Case Report

Sudden Death of a Pregnant Woman in Third Trimester with No Risk Factor

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Celal Bayar University, 45030 Manisa, Turkey
2Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Celal Bayar University, 45030 Manisa, Turkey
3Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Celal Bayar University, 45030 Manisa, Turkey

Received 20 September 2012; Accepted 7 October 2012

Academic Editors: V. Dandolu, Y. Purwosunu, and E. Shalev

Copyright © 2012 Asli Goker et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Acute myocardial infarction in pregnancy is rare and life-threatening for both the mother and the fetus. We present the case of a 31-year-old previously healthy woman with no risk factors at 32 weeks of gestation who applied with vomiting, dyspnea and orthopnea. A respiratory arrest developed followed by loss of the fetal viability, cardiac arrest, and failure of resuscitation. We aim to raise awareness about the clinical approach to pregnant patients who are to be considered with a broad spectrum of differential diagnosis.