A pregnant woman with an extra cardiac cavity: an acquired iatrogenic complication— A case report and literature review
  • Leila Bigdelu
    Divison of Cardiovascular Medicine, Vascular Surgery Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
  • Ossama Maadarani
    Critical Care Unit, Internal Medical Department, Ahmadi Hospital-Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait

Keywords

Left atrium, left atrial appendage aneurysm, mechanical mitral prosthesis

Abstract

According to the modified World Health Organization (WHO) classification, mechanical valves pose a high maternal risk and complications for pregnant women with heart disease. Left atrial appendage aneurysm (LAAA) is a rare condition that can manifest clinically in several ways or remain silent for a long time and can be either congenital or acquired. We present the case of a pregnant woman who had a LAAA discovered several years after her last mitral valve replacement.

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    Published: 2023-02-28
    Issue: 2023: Vol 10 No 2 (view)


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    Bigdelu L, Maadarani O. A pregnant woman with an extra cardiac cavity: an acquired iatrogenic complication— A case report and literature review . EJCRIM 2023;10 doi:10.12890/2023_003757.

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