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Heritable Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Diagnosed during the Postpartum Period: A Case Report and Literature Review [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2023; 51(7): 498-501 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2023.92263

Heritable Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Diagnosed during the Postpartum Period: A Case Report and Literature Review

Ayşe Çolak, Zeynep Kumral, Ebru Özpelit, Bahri Akdeniz
Department of Cardiology, Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine, İzmir, Türkiye

Approximately one-third of bone morphogenic protein receptor-2 (BMPR2) mutation carriers develop pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), which indicates that additional risk factors are needed for the manifestation of the disease. It is questionable whether pregnancy is a risk factor for PAH development in these patients. We represent a 30-year-old woman with a heterozygous BMPR2 mutation who was diagnosed with PAH during the postpartum period and reviewed the literature in this report. We also discussed the possible underlying mechanisms that might have resulted in PAH development during pregnancy in BMPR2 mutation carriers.

Keywords: BMPR2 mutation, heritable pulmonary arterial hypertension, pregnancy

How to cite this article
Ayşe Çolak, Zeynep Kumral, Ebru Özpelit, Bahri Akdeniz. Heritable Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Diagnosed during the Postpartum Period: A Case Report and Literature Review. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2023; 51(7): 498-501

Corresponding Author: Ayşe Çolak, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English


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