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Pregnancy complications in women with heart disease.
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PMID:  19903109     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To identify pregnancy complications of women with heart disease delivering at a university hospital.
METHODS: A retrospective study was carried out of 193 pregnant women with heart disease delivered at a university hospital between January 1997 and December 2006.
RESULTS: Rheumatic heart disease (RHD), congenital heart disease (CHD), arrhythmia and cardiomyopathy were observed in 133 (68.9%), 26 (13.5%), 32 (16.6%) and 2 (1%) cases, respectively. Obstetric complication was found in 27 (14%) cases that was composed of preterm delivery (11.4%), gestational diabetes (1%), pregnancy induced hypertension (1%) and postpartum hemorrhage (0.5%). Cardiac complication was observed in 24 (12.4%) cases. Congestive heart failure was the most common cardiac complication which observed in 11 (5.7%) cases. There were four (2.1 %) maternal deaths, three cases in CHD group and one case in RHD group. Preterm infant was observed in 22 (11.4%) cases. Thirteen percent had low birth weight and 8.3% were small for gestational age. There were no perinatal deaths or congenital anomalies.
CONCLUSION: Form this study, RHD with pregnancy is still predominant. The most common obstetric complication was preterm delivery. The most common cardiac complication was congestive heart failure.
Thida Thanajiraprapa; Vorapong Phupong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-13     Completed Date:  2011-01-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1200-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Diabetes, Gestational / epidemiology
Hospitals, University / statistics & numerical data
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / mortality*
Premature Birth / epidemiology*
Retrospective Studies
Thailand / epidemiology
Young Adult

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