ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Peripartum cardiomyopathy mimicking acute aortic dissection: successful salvage with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support
Selim İsbir1, Koray Ak1, Mustafa Aslantaş2, Alper Kepez3, İsmail Cinel1, Sinan Arsan1
Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty of Marmara University, İstanbul, Turkey
1Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty of Marmara University, İstanbul, Turkey
2Departments of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Medical Faculty of Marmara University, İstanbul, Turkey
3Departments of Cardiology, Medical Faculty of Marmara University, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2014.10153
In this article, we report a case admitted with severe chest pain associated with ST segment elevation, pericardial effusion and aortic flap appearance in echocardiography at the 31 weeks of gestation, mimicking aortic dissection, but diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy and successfully treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation after developing acute cardiogenic shock.
Keywords : Cardiogenic shock; extracorporeal membrane oxygenation; peripartum cardiomyopathy
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