Archivos de cardiología de México
versão impressa ISSN 1405-9940
SANTOS-MARTINEZ, Luis-Efren et al. Medical reflections on a case of pulmonary thromboembolism in pregnancy. Arch. Cardiol. Méx. [online]. 2010, vol.80, n.4, pp. 255-260. ISSN 1405-9940.
Maternal mortality is still high in the world. Pulmonary thromboembolism as a cause of death is the second in developed countries. The frequency of reported events in Latin-American is 0.6%, which contrasts with that reported for developed countries (14.9%). This difference may be related to information bias. A review of the current information about this topic is presented, and we report a short case of a pregnant woman who presented pulmonary thromboembolism event at 30 weeks of pregnancy. Appropriate therapy allowed maternal and fetal survival.
Palavras-chave : Pregnancy; Pulmonary embolism; Pulmonary venous thromboembolic disease; Mexico.