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Acquired heart disease in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17568483     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The incidence of rheumatic heart disease in most industrialized countries is decreasing. Those women who have regurgitant lesions will commonly experience an improvement in symptoms, and therapy is required only in the most severe cases. Women with mild to moderate stenotic lesions can usually expect a good outcome to pregnancy, but women with severe stenotic lesions require close monitoring by both their obstetricians and their cardiologists, especially during the third trimester, labour and delivery, and the early postpartum period. This is the third in a series of five articles reviewing in detail the assessment and management of specific cardiac disorders in pregnancy.
Authors:
Gregory A L Davies; William N P Herbert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstétrique et gynécologie du Canada : JOGC     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1701-2163     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol Can     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-14     Completed Date:  2007-08-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101126664     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol Can     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  507-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Female
Heart Valve Diseases / diagnosis*,  prevention & control
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Mitral Valve / pathology
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / diagnosis*,  prevention & control
Pregnancy Outcome
Prenatal Care
Rheumatic Heart Disease / diagnosis*,  prevention & control
Risk Factors

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