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del Pilar Álvarez-Goris M, Díaz-Carrillo MA
Puerperal acute heart failure secondary to mitral stenosis. Case report
Rev Asoc Mex Med Crit y Ter Int 2018; 32 (3)

Language: Español
References: 9
Page: 160-163
PDF: 197.34 Kb.

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Heart disease complicates 4% of pregnancies, and rheumatic valve diseases make up 60% of these cases. The most common one is mitral stenosis. We present the case of a healthy puerperal woman with a non-complicated pregnancy who begin with pulmonary edema and acute heart failure. She was diagnosed with severe mitral stenosis with rheumatoid etiology, which was stabilized for external surgical correction. Although the prevalence of rheumatoid diseases has decreased, mitral stenosis remains the most common valve disease in pregnant women and is life-threatening without proper control.

Key words: Heart failure, mitral valve stenosis, pregnancy complications, maternal death.


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