Vol 60, No 5 (2004)
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Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Massive pulmonary embolism during pregnancy treated with streptokinase and complicated by massive haemorrhage - a case report

Piotr Kukla, Jarosław Borowicz, Kazimierz Szczuka, Barbara Malarczyk, Mariusz Janowski, Andrzej Plato
Kardiol Pol 2004;60(5):505-508.
Vol 60, No 5 (2004)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Abstract: A case of a 27-year-old pregnant female (first trimester) is described. The patient was hospitalised due to pregnancy complications and immobilised for 3 weeks. At the end of this period patient's clinical condition rapidly deteriorated and she developed shock, followed by cardiac arrest. Echocardiography was consistent with acute pulmonary embolism and the patient received streptokinase. This treatment was complicated by a massive bleeding due to the rupture of the uterus. She underwent hysterectomy and recovered thereafter.

Abstract

Abstract: A case of a 27-year-old pregnant female (first trimester) is described. The patient was hospitalised due to pregnancy complications and immobilised for 3 weeks. At the end of this period patient's clinical condition rapidly deteriorated and she developed shock, followed by cardiac arrest. Echocardiography was consistent with acute pulmonary embolism and the patient received streptokinase. This treatment was complicated by a massive bleeding due to the rupture of the uterus. She underwent hysterectomy and recovered thereafter.
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Keywords

pulmonary embolism - pregnancy - streptokinase - bleeding

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Title

Massive pulmonary embolism during pregnancy treated with streptokinase and complicated by massive haemorrhage - a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 60, No 5 (2004)

Pages

505-508

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2004;60(5):505-508.

Keywords

pulmonary embolism - pregnancy - streptokinase - bleeding

Authors

Piotr Kukla
Jarosław Borowicz
Kazimierz Szczuka
Barbara Malarczyk
Mariusz Janowski
Andrzej Plato

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