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Korean Journal of Legal Medicine 2017;41(1):20-22.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7580/kjlm.2017.41.1.20    Published online February 28, 2017.
Pregnancy-Related Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Case Report.
Dong Ja Kim
Shinhyunho Pathology Clinic, Daegu, Korea. dongja2222@naver.com
Abstract
Pregnancy-related acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is very rare and can be lethal if the diagnosis and management are delayed. The physiological changes during pregnancy, including in hemodynamics and hormonal status, can increase the risk of AMI even in young women. While atherosclerosis is the leading cause of AMI in the general population, coronary artery dissection is most common in pregnancy-related AMI. Pregnancy-related AMI, which is caused by coronary atherosclerosis, has been rarely reported in Korea. We report an autopsy case of postpartum sudden cardiac death in a 32-year-old woman.
Key Words: Myocardial infarction, Pregnancy, Coronary atherosclerosis, Autopsy


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