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Congenital heart disease in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11174890     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Care of pregnant patients with congenital heart disease requires understanding of the specific congenital defect, the nature of previous surgical correction, and the residua and sequelae. General risks and principles can be adduced in management decisions. In addition, lesion- and patient-specific details are important. There are only a few conditions that place patients at a high enough risk to advise that pregnancy be avoided under all circumstances (pulmonary vascular obstructive disease, Marfan syndrome with dilated aortic root, severe aortic stenosis, and severe systemic ventricular dysfunction). Preconception counseling, optimization of status, and meticulous multidisciplinary management during pregnancy and the postpartum period will improve outcomes.
J M Colman; M Sermer; P G Seaward; S C Siu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology in review     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1061-5377     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Rev     Publication Date:    2000 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-22     Completed Date:  2001-04-12     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9304686     Medline TA:  Cardiol Rev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  166-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mount Sinai Hospital, 1603-600 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X5, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Defects, Congenital* / physiopathology
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / physiopathology
Labor, Obstetric
Marfan Syndrome / physiopathology
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular* / physiopathology
Pregnancy, High-Risk*
Pulmonary Valve Stenosis / physiopathology
Tetralogy of Fallot / physiopathology

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