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Pregnancy in adult congenital heart disease.
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PMID:  23881583     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Cardiac disease in pregnancy is a challenging health care problem. The number of cases and their complexity is increasing, such that heart disease is now the leading cause of maternal mortality in developed countries. Numerically, women with congenital heart disease (CHD) make up the majority of cases and although maternal mortality is infrequent, a good outcome is only achieved though meticulous care, which starts pre-pregnancy and continues for months after the pregnancy has ended. All women with CHD should be assessed and counseled before pregnancy and carefully monitored during pregnancy, the delivery and in the puerperium. In most cases, pregnancy is well tolerated but in some conditions, such as pulmonary hypertension or severe dilatation of the aorta, pregnancy is extremely high risk and should be advised against.
Authors:
J W Roos-Hesselink; P T E Ruys; M R Johnson
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current cardiology reports     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1534-3170     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Cardiol Rep     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888969     Medline TA:  Curr Cardiol Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  401     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Office Ba 583a, Postbus 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, Netherlands, j.roos@erasmusmc.nl.
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