TITLE

Undiagnosed Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension at 33 Weeks' Gestation:A Case Report

AUTHOR(S)
Seckel, Maureen A.; Gray, Carol; Farraj, Megan B.; O'Brien, Gerald
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Apr2010, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p45
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case study of a 22-year-old woman with a seizure. The patient was at 33 weeks' gestation at that time. A transthoracic echocardiogram revealed a markedly enlarged right ventricle with right ventricular strain and severe pulmonary hypertension (PAH). The patient undergone emergent catheterization and with planned intensive care medicine. The patient and her healthy newborn were discharged to home on postpartum day 13 or hospital day 40. INSET: Epoprostenol (Flolan).
ACCESSION #
51409000

 

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