Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 390670, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/390670
Case Report

Acute Type A Aortic Dissection in a 36-Week Pregnant Patient

Department of Emergency Medicine, Summa Akron City Hospital, 525 East Market Street, Akron, OH 44309, USA

Received 29 March 2013; Accepted 15 May 2013

Academic Editors: R. Alaghehbandan, W. Mauritz, V. Papadopoulos, and A. Tinelli

Copyright © 2013 Erol Kohli 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.

Linked References

  1. I. Mészáros, J. Mórocz, J. Szlávi et al., “Epidemiology and clinicopathology of aortic dissection: a population-based longitudinal study over 27 years,” Chest, vol. 117, no. 5, pp. 1271–1278, 2000. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. M. Thalmann, G. H. Sodeck, H. Domanovits et al., “Acute type A aortic dissection and pregnancy: a population-based study,” European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery, vol. 39, no. 6, pp. e159–e163, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. P. G. Hagan, C. A. Nienaber, E. M. Isselbacher et al., “The international registry of acute aortic dissection (IRAD): new insights into an old disease,” The Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 283, no. 7, pp. 897–903, 2000. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. M. Shihata, V. Pretorius, and R. MacArthur, “Repair of an acute type A aortic dissection combined with an emergency cesarean section in a pregnant woman,” Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 938–940, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. M. P. I. Pitt and R. S. Bonser, “The natural history of thoracic aortic aneurysm disease: an overview,” Journal of Cardiac Surgery, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 270–278, 1997. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. C. J. Zeegbregts, M. A. Schepens, T. M. Hameeteman, W. J. Morshuis, and A. B. de la Rivière, “Acute aortic dissection complicating pregnancy,” The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 64, pp. 1345–1348, 1997. View at Google Scholar
  7. C. Olsson, S. Thelin, E. Ståhle, A. Ekbom, and F. Granath, “Thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection: increasing prevalence and improved outcomes reported in a nationwide population-based study of more than 14,000 cases from 1987 to 2002,” Circulation, vol. 114, no. 24, pp. 2611–2618, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus