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Acute myocardial infarction in pregnancy: a United States population-based study.

Authors
  • James, Andra H
  • Jamison, Margaret G
  • Biswas, Mimi S
  • Brancazio, Leo R
  • Swamy, Geeta K
  • Myers, Evan R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Circulation
Publisher
Ovid Technologies Wolters Kluwer -American Heart Association
Publication Date
Mar 28, 2006
Volume
113
Issue
12
Pages
1564–1571
Identifiers
PMID: 16534011
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although acute myocardial infarction is a rare event in women of reproductive age, pregnancy increases the risk 3- to 4-fold. Certain medical conditions and complications of pregnancy increase the risk further and are potentially modifiable risk factors.

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