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Myocardial infarction during pregnancy: report of two cases with a review of the literature
  1. M. H. Husaini


    Two further cases of myocardial infarction during pregnancy are reported.

    From the review of the literature of forty-three cases of myocardial infarction during pregnancy and labour, it appears that myocardial infarction in the last trimester and labour is frequently fatal.

    Short-term anticoagulant therapy to suppress any thrombo-embolic tendency is desirable.

    Termination of pregnancy is indicated for patients in cardiac failure or persistent angina. For patients who are well, either assisted vaginal delivery or Caesarean section are equally good.

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