Successful treatment of acute myocardial infarction during pregnancy with tissue plasminogen activator

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1997 Mar;176(3):716-9. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9378(97)70579-9.


A 30-year-old woman had an acute inferior wall myocardial infarction at 21 weeks' gestation and was successfully treated with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator. This case demonstrates that good perinatal outcome is possible after thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction complicating the second trimester of pregnancy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diabetes, Gestational / complications
  • Electrocardiography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Myocardial Infarction / drug therapy*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / drug therapy*
  • Pregnancy Trimester, Second
  • Thrombolytic Therapy*
  • Tissue Plasminogen Activator / therapeutic use*


  • Tissue Plasminogen Activator