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- Received January 3, 2008
- Revision received March 11, 2008
- Accepted March 18, 2008
- Published online July 15, 2008.
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Dr. Uri Elkayam, USC/LAC Medical Center, 1200 N. State Street, Los Angeles, California 90064.
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) during pregnancy or the early post-partum period is rare but has been shown to be associated with poor maternal as well as fetal outcome. Major changes in both diagnosis and treatment of AMI in the nonpregnant patient have lead to improved outcome which may also affect pregnant patients. The purpose of this paper is to review available information related to the pathophysiology and clinical profile and provide recommendations for the diagnosis and management of AMI occuring during pregnancy and the early post-partum period.
- Received January 3, 2008.
- Revision received March 11, 2008.
- Accepted March 18, 2008.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation