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Case Reports in Vascular Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 278036, 2 pages
Case Report

Obstetric Considerations in a Rare Cardiovascular Catastrophe Needing Multidisciplinary Care

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110029, India
2Department of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Cardio Thoracic Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029, India

Received 19 December 2013; Accepted 1 February 2014; Published 4 March 2014

Academic Editors: B. S. Brooke and A. Zirlik

Copyright © 2014 Neeta Singh 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.


Cardiovascular emergencies especially aortic dissections are rare in pregnancy. We report a case of Stanford Type A aortic dissection at 33 weeks of pregnancy presenting in shock. Rapid multidisciplinary approach and special obstetric considerations led to a successful outcome in this case.