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Contact: Rachel Champeau
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Heart Attack during Late Pregnancy

Caption: The top panels in the figure show the hearts of a non-pregnant and pregnant rat after a heart attack. The bottom panels show cross sections of the hearts -- note the damaged areas of the hearts that are shown in white are much larger during the late months of pregnancy.

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