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Pregnancy in women with congenital heart disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15987629     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital heart disease is the most common form of structural heart disease affecting women of childbearing age in developed countries. Pregnancy in these patients is associated with an increased risk to both mother and fetus. Appropriate prepregnancy evaluation and counseling is recommended to assess the pregnancy-related maternal and fetal risk and to identify patients who should avoid pregnancy. Once pregnancy occurs, cardiovascular reevaluation is generally recommended; the frequency is individualized. Monitoring during delivery may be necessary and the postpartum period is a concern in select individuals. Data regarding the outcome of pregnancy in patients with operated congenital cardiac defects are available. Individualized care is mandatory.
Heidi M Connolly
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current cardiology reports     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1523-3782     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Cardiol Rep     Publication Date:  2005 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-30     Completed Date:  2006-05-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888969     Medline TA:  Curr Cardiol Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  305-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Defects, Congenital / complications*
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / therapy*
Pregnancy Outcome
Pregnancy, High-Risk

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