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Pregnancy and the cardiovascular system.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15686766     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The cardiovascular system undergoes important adaptations during pregnancy to accommodate for fetal requirements. This causes a hemodynamic burden on patients with underlying heart disease, and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Moreover, certain cardiovascular diseases may be due to pregnancy. Although unusual, these diseases can pose a threat to the pregnant woman and her fetus. This review will discuss cardiovascular adaptations to pregnancy as well as the risk of pregnancy in patients with underlying heart disease. It will also provide a brief overview of cardiovascular disorders associated with pregnancy.
Amr E Abbas; Steven J Lester; Heidi Connolly
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0167-5273     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-02     Completed Date:  2005-05-26     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-89     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Physiological
Aneurysm, Dissecting / surgery
Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
Aortic Aneurysm / surgery
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Cardiovascular Physiological Phenomena
Delivery, Obstetric
Heart Defects, Congenital / mortality,  physiopathology
Heart Valve Diseases / physiopathology
Patient Care Team
Postpartum Period / physiology
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / mortality,  physiopathology*,  surgery
Pregnancy Outcome
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