Document Detail

Congenital endocardial cushion defect detected during uncomplicated pregnancy: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23091996     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
BACKGROUND: The first symptoms of previously undiagnosed congenital heart disease may become apparent during pregnancy. It is important to recognize structural heart lesions since they require additional monitoring during the prenatal, peripartum, and postpartum periods and are associated with increased maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality.
CASE: We report a case of a new diagnosis of an endocardial cushion defect in an otherwise healthy woman in her third trimester whose presenting complaint was dyspnea in the left lateral decubitus position.
CONCLUSION: We located only one other case report of a congenital heart lesion first diagnosed during pregnancy. While rare, since the signs and symptoms of congenital heart disease may also occur in normal pregnant women, it is important for the clinician to be aware that structural heart lesions are part of the differential diagnosis.
Jennifer Frank; David Beck
Related Documents :
10796106 - Interventions for treating genital chlamydia trachomatis infection in pregnancy.
18474496 - Pharmacokinetics and safety of nelfinavir when used in combination with zidovudine and ...
7646826 - A risk-benefit assessment of zidovudine in the prevention of perinatal hiv transmission.
19462176 - Acinetobacter baumannii infection during pregnancy and puerperium.
24800066 - Transplacental transfer of hepatitis b neutralizing antibody during pregnancy in an ani...
23139526 - 45,x/46,xy mosaicism and oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum following an ivf pregnancy: ...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:    2012 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  449-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
ThedaCare Physicians, Neenah, Wisconsin, USA.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Uterine cyst as a cause of chronic pelvic pain: a case report.
Next Document:  Diabetic ketoacidosis occurring with lower blood glucose levels in pregnancy: a report of two cases.