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n Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Takayasu arteritis in pregnancy : case report

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Abstract

Takayasu arteritis is a chronic, granulomatous arteritis affecting large and medium-sized arteries. During pregnancy, maternal and foetal complications are largely as a consequence of maternal arterial hypertension. We present a case of a 35-year-old para one gravida two patient with Takayasu arteritis (group III disease) complicated by chronic hypertension and a severely dilated ascending aorta. Good blood pressure control during pregnancy is an important measure in reducing obstetric morbidity.

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2015-01-01
2016-12-07
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