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Marfan syndrome and vascular dissections during pregnancy.
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PMID:  23018480     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Pregnancy in a patient with Marfan syndrome may pose significant maternal and fetal risks, and pregnancy outcome is most impacted by the extent of cardiovascular involvement present at conception. This review addresses principles to guide preconception counseling of a Marfan patient, in addition to antepartum and intrapartum management considerations. Multidisciplinary care is recommended during pregnancy, given the potential for multiorgan involvement and various complications which may occur. Mode of delivery planning is guided by the degree of aortic root dilatation. Dissection of a dilated aortic root can present a surgical emergency during pregnancy, and principles for cardiopulmonary bypass in a pregnant patient are reviewed.
L Houston; S Sullivan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva ginecologica     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0026-4784     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Ginecol     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400731     Medline TA:  Minerva Ginecol     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  409-19     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of South CarolinaCharleston, SC, USA -
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