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Fetal warfarin syndrome - Starling, Luke D; Sinha, Ashutosh; Boyd, Duncan; Furck, Anke
A case of a baby born preterm with an antenatal diagnosis of aortic coarctation for which prostin was electively started at birth. The baby was found to be profoundly anaemic with no clear obstetric cause. Features consistent with antenatal intracerebral haemorrhage were noted on cranial ultrasonography in the context of severe coagulopathy, prompting investigations which confirmed fetal–maternal haemorrhage. It transpired that, following aortic and mitral valve replacements, the mother was anticoagulated with warfarin at conception, having misunderstood her cardiologist's advice that: ‘you cannot get pregnant whilst on warfarin’. Following conversion to low molecular weight heparin, she suffered a stroke, thus...