In Reply —Acute Myocardial Infarction During Pregnancy and the Puerperium: Experiences and Challenges From Southern India

We thank Dr Senthilkumaran and colleagues for their interest in our work and for sharing their experience with myocardial infarction (MI) during pregnancy in southern India. In the series of 12 cases they reported, MI occurred in the third trimester or in the first week of the puerperium. All women were of advanced maternal age or had at least one cardiovascular risk factor, including obesity, hypertension, or diabetes mellitus. These data differ from our analysis of the large US National Inpatient Sample, in which 61% of women had no known preceding risk factors for MI.
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