Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  2005 Feb;48(2):457-461.

A case of pregnancy combined with maternal primary pulmonary hypertension

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea. k1011@dsmc.or.kr

Abstract

Primary pulmonary hypertension is a rare disorder and rarely present in pregnant woman, but it make high risk of maternal morbidity and mortality. When a woman with subclinical primary pulmonary hypertension is pregnant, physiologic increase in maternal plasma volume aggravates pulmonary pressure cause cardiac arrest and maternal death. We diagnosed primary pulmonary hypertension in a pregnant woman who didn't present any symptoms before pregnancy but had dyspnea from 2nd trimester of gestation. She expired due to sudden aggravation of pulmonary overloading. We reports this case with brief review of literature.

Keyword

Primary pulmonary hypertension

MeSH Terms

Dyspnea
Female
Heart Arrest
Humans
Hypertension, Pulmonary*
Maternal Death
Mortality
Plasma Volume
Pregnancy*
Pregnant Women
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