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Pregnancy in patients with pre-existing cardiomyopathies.
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PMID:  21757110     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
To varying extents, women with pre-existing cardiomyopathies have a limited cardiovascular reserve. The hemodynamic challenges of pregnancy, labor, and delivery pose unique risks to this group of patients, which can result in clinical decompensation with overt heart failure, arrhythmias, and rarely, maternal death. A multidisciplinary team approach and a controlled delivery are crucial to adequate management of patients with underlying heart disease. Pre-conception planning and risk assessment are essential, and proper counseling should be offered to expectant mothers with regard to both the risks that pregnancy poses and the implications for future offspring. In this article, we will review the hemodynamic stressors that pregnancy places upon women with pre-existing cardiomyopathies and risk assessment and discuss what evidence exists with regard to the management of 2 forms of cardiomyopathy during pregnancy, labor, and delivery: dilated and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Kathleen Stergiopoulos; Elaine Shiang; Travis Bench
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American College of Cardiology     Volume:  58     ISSN:  1558-3597     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301365     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Cardiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  337-50     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2011 American College of Cardiology Foundation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, New York.
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