Vasovagal response secondary to permanent contraception device in pulmonary arterial hypertension


Adequate contraception is an essential component of managing pulmonary hypertension in women of childbearing age. Intrauterine devices are a popular contraceptive choice for many women but are associated with a risk of vagal response upon placement in certain patients with pulmonary hypertension, which may not be well tolerated. More recently, newer permanent contraception devices have emerged in the market, such as the Essure. We describe the first case, to our knowledge, of vagal-associated response due to an Essure device placement.


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Cardiovascular Congenital Malformations
Gender Differences in Pulmonary Vascular Disease
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension


Ali Ataya, Jessica Cope, Hassan Alnuaimat

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December 2015

Pulmonary Circulation Vol 5: No 4

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