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A 28 year old postpartum woman with right sided chest discomfort: case presentation

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 16 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:406
  1. Girish Dwivedi, registrar in cardiology1,
  2. Sajad Ahmed Hayat, registrar in cardiology1,
  3. Andonis G Violaris, consultant cardiologist1,
  4. Roxy Senior, consultant cardiologist (
  1. 1 Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3UJ
  1. Correspondence to: R Senior

    Mrs Patel, a 28 year old woman with a 7 month old baby, presented to the accident and emergency department with a severe episode of right sided chest pain. The pain, which hadstarted two months ago, was well localised over the right chest wall with no radiation. However, it was precipitated by exertion, particularly while pushing her daughter's pushchair and was limiting her recreational activities with her child. The pain was not exacerbated …

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