Pregnancy in a Marfan patient with pre-existing aortic dissection

Oktay Tutarel, Joachim Lotz, Philipp Roentgen, Helmut Drexler, Gerd Peter Meyer, Mechthild Westhoff-Bleck

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In women with Marfan syndrome pregnancy increases the risk of aortic dissection. There are a number of articles reporting the outcome of acute aortic dissection during pregnancy in this patient group. In contrast, only scarce information is available concerning pregnancy in patients with pre-existing chronic aortic dissection. We report the case of a pregnant Marfan syndrome patient with pre-existing chronic aortic dissection that showed a favourable maternal and fetal outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E36-E37
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 8 Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Aortic dissection
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Pregnancy


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