Myocardial Infarction in Pregnancy: What Should We Do?

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Sidhi Laksono
Tristi Lukita Wening


Acute myocard infarct during pregnancy is a rare event with high mortality and women with cardiac comorbid such as hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, and history of myocardial infarction are one of risk that should be warning. However, the main etiology myocard infarct in pregnancy is spontaneous coronary artery dissection, especially in the third semester. Women with unusual chest pain, ST-elevation in electrocardiogram, and sudden cardiac arrest should treat as soon as possible. Patient with unstable condition revascularization is recommended. However, there are several things that should be monitor during revascularization such as consideration type of stent, how much contrast that will be use, and planning after stent implantation. Thrombolysis should be the last option because of bleeding risk. Therapy during and after pregnancy should be monitor continuously because of their side effect to mother and baby, and delivery in women with acute myocard infarct should be one of main concerns. With this review, we hope that we can raise our awareness in pregnant women with their comorbid and their future pregnancy.


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Laksono S, Lukita Wening T. Myocardial Infarction in Pregnancy: What Should We Do?. SEE J Cardiol [Internet]. 2024 Jan. 30 [cited 2024 Apr. 23];5:11-6. Available from:
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