Heart Attack during Late Pregnancy (image) University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences Share Print E-Mail 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. Credit UCLA Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.