Author(s) Rimmer L.; Heyward-Chaplin J.; South M.; Bashir M.; Gouda M.
Source Journal of Cardiac Surgery; 2020
Background: Type A acute aortic dissection (TAAD) during pregnancy is a life-threatening event for both the mother and the unborn baby. Pregnancy has been recognized as an independent risk factor for TAAD, postulated to be due to physiological changes that cause hyperdynamic circulation. This review seeks to outline the current controversies around this unique group.
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