International Journal of Innovative Healthcare Research 3 (2):1-3, April-June 2015
© SEAHI PUBLICATIONS, 2015
COARCTATION OF THE AORTA – AN UNUSUAL CAUSE OF HYPERTENSION IN PREGNANCY
Vani Malhotra*, Parul Bhugra, Parveen Malhotra, Naveen Malhotra, Meenakshi Chauhan, Ajay Chugh, Abhisekh Chaturvedi
Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics,
Medical Gastroenterology, Medicine, Anaesthesiology & Critical care, PGIMS, Rohtak (Haryana), India.
*Dr. Vani Malhotra, Professor, Deptt. Of Gynecology& Obstetrics, PGIMS, Rohtak
Coarctation of aorta is rare disorder accounting for approximately 2% of congenital heart disease. A 25-year-old primigravida presented with 36 weeks pregnancy with impending signs of eclampsia and differential blood pressure in two arms. The labour was induced, because of uncontrolled hypertension and patient underwent easy vaginal delivery. Post delivery, she was thoroughly investigated and was diagnosed to have Coarctation of aorta and underwent successful elective surgical repair of coarctation of aorta.
Key Words- Coarctation of Aorta, Eclampsia, Hypertension