Myocardial Infarction and Pregnancy

Yahya A. Ismail, Mahmoud Izraiq


This case report describes a 30-year-old pregnant woman, who presented with anterior myocardial infarction and treated initially with intravenous streptokinase. Subsequently, she required Left Interior Descending (LAD) coronary artery stenting for post infarction angina. The patient completed her pregnancy and delivered a full term healthy baby by caesarian section. In addition, this report discusses the risks and benefits of coronary intervention and the medications necessary in the management of acute myocardial infarction in pregnancy; particularly thrombolytics, antiplatelets, B-Blockers, Ca- Channel Blockers, Statins and coronary stenting with bare metal and drug-eluting stenting.


Acute MI, Pregnancy, Stents.

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