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Pregnancy complicated by maternal cardiac disease: a review of 274 patients.
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PMID:  15512543     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
The outcome of 274 viable pregnancies in 229 patients with cardiac disease that delivered at the King Fahad Hospital, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, between 1982 and 1998 was reviewed. The incidence was 0.6% of deliveries. Rheumatic heart disease complicated 208 (75.9%) pregnancies, congenital heart lesion in 49 (17.9%) and the remaining 17 (6.2%) pregnancies were a miscellaneous group that included supraventricular tachycardia, ectopic beats, ischaemic heart disease and cardiomyopathies. The NYHA grading was between 1-2 in 243 (88.7%) pregnancies antenatally. Thirty-one patients developed heart failure, most commonly in the antenatal period, 29 of whom were of Grade 1-2. One mother in the series died from heart failure following a cesarean section. She had had a mitral valvotomy before pregnancy and was categorised as Grade 2, antenatally. The perinatal mortality rate was 14.6/1000 deliveries in the study group. Prophylactic antibiotics were given to all the patients an hour before delivery. There were two instances of bacterial endocarditis in the series.
J Rahman; M S Rahman; S A Al-Suleiman; F E Al-Jama
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0144-3615     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2000 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-29     Completed Date:  2005-04-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  242-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
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