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Br Heart J. 1992 December; 68(6): 616–618.
PMCID: PMC1025695

Pulmonary artery rupture in pregnancy complicating patent ductus arteriosus


Fatal haemopericardium in a 27 year old pregnant woman was caused by rupture of a dissecting aneurysm of the pulmonary artery. She had an uncorrected patent ductus arteriosus and severe pulmonary hypertension. The wall of the pulmonary artery showed atherosclerosis and cystic medionecrosis.

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