Coarctation of the abdominal aorta in pregnancy: Diagnosis by magnetic resonance imaging

D. Dizon-Townson, K. P. Magee, D. M. Twickler, S. M. Cox

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Abstract

Background: Coarctation of the aorta is rare, affecting one per 2000-3000 women. Abdominal coarctation is more commonly identified in women than in men, but only two cases have been reported in pregnancy. Case: A 26-year-old woman was diagnosed with hypertension at 15 years of age. Her blood pressure was controlled adequately with beta-blockers. During her pregnancy, she was found to have coarctation of the abdominal aorta by magnetic resonance imaging. Conclusion: Magnetic resonance imaging is a safe, reliable means by which to confirm clinically suspected coarctation of the aorta during pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)817-819
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Volume85
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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