Chest pain in pregnancy: A false alarm

Muhammad Azrai Abu, Chew Kah Teik, Nur Azurah Abdul Ghani, Mohammad Shawal Faizal, Ngiu Chai Soon, Nor Azlin Mohamed Ismail

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Abstract

Chest pain in pregnancy can be alarmingly difficult to manage. Life threatening causes such as ischemic heart disease (IHD) must be excluded especially in those with high-risk group although the incidence in pregnancy is low. Early recognition of this condition with prompt revascularization treatment is the key to prevent devastating sequelae. However, the diagnostic dilemma in the disease confirmation during pregnancy may lead to unnecessary further intervention. We report a case of chest pain during pregnancy with significant non-invasive cardiac testing who was treated for gastro-esophageal reflux disease later following negative angiogram result.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-160
Number of pages4
JournalGazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche
Volume178
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019
Externally publishedYes

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Chest Pain
Pregnancy
Esophageal Diseases
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Myocardial Ischemia
Angiography
Incidence
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Chest pain
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Ischemia
  • Pregnancy

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  • Medicine(all)

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Chest pain in pregnancy : A false alarm. / Azrai Abu, Muhammad; Kah Teik, Chew; Abdul Ghani, Nur Azurah; Shawal Faizal, Mohammad; Chai Soon, Ngiu; Mohamed Ismail, Nor Azlin.

In: Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche, Vol. 178, No. 3, 01.03.2019, p. 157-160.

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