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Heart diseases during pregnancy.
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PMID:  17203797     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Improvements in health care services in recent decades have permitted more frequent identification of pregnant women with congenital and acquired heart disease. Normal pregnancy and the peripartum period are associated with considerable cardiocirculatory changes, which are usually well tolerated by the mother. However, the increased cardiac demands imposed by those changes may at times unmask cardiac disease in presumably normal women or increase morbidity and mortality in women with established heart disease. A recognition and understanding of these changes is essential for providing optimal care to obstetrical patients with cardiac disorders. This article offers a brief review of those cardiocirculatory changes during pregnancy and of the main features of various congenital and valvular heart disorders frequently referred for advice to our cardiology practice, along with recommendations for their management and follow up.
Dianolis Trinidad; Rafael A Cox
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Puerto Rico health sciences journal     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0738-0658     ISO Abbreviation:  P R Health Sci J     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-05     Completed Date:  2007-02-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8303541     Medline TA:  P R Health Sci J     Country:  Puerto Rico    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  259-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiology Section, Department of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Diseases / diagnosis,  physiopathology*,  therapy
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / diagnosis,  physiopathology*,  therapy
Pregnancy Outcome
Risk Factors

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