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Outcome of pregnancy in patients with congenital heart diseases.
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PMID:  22081180     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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This prospective study was conducted to evaluate the outcome of pregnancies in women with congenital heart diseases. In this study 50 pregnant women age between 20-45 years with congenital heart diseases were included. Twenty two (44%) were presented with atrial septal defect, 12(24%) with ventricular septal defect, 5(10%) were with patent ductus arteriosus, 6(12%) with Fallot's tetralogy, 2(4%) with pulmonary stenosis, 2(4%) with Eisenmenger syndrome, 1(2%) with dextrocardia. Shortness of breath (60%) was the main presenting complaint. Normal vaginal delivery (52%) was done in majority of cases. Spontaneous abortion occurred in 16% of pregnancies. Major complications were heart failure 16%, arrhythmias 21%, cardiovascular mortality 4%, preeclampsia 4%, and eclampsia 2%. Premature birth 16%, fetal demise 4%, neonatal death 2% and cardiac anomaly at birth 2% were also observed. The outcome of pregnancy in women with congenital heart diseases is favourable with considerable maternal and neonatal complications.
Authors:
N Akhter; F Rahman; M Salman; K Anam; S K Banerjee; S A Amin; S Jahan; Z Hasen; M M Rahman; M J Uddin; M A Rashid; M G Hafiz; M M Khalil
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mymensingh medical journal : MMJ     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1022-4742     ISO Abbreviation:  Mymensingh Med J     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9601799     Medline TA:  Mymensingh Med J     Country:  Bangladesh    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  620-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Dr Nargis Akhter, Assistant Professor, Department of Gynae and Obstetrics, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Shahbagh, Dhaka.
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