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Pregnancy in women with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
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PMID:  23212678     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is increasingly being diagnosed in pregnant women. Women with HCM generally tolerate pregnancy well. The risk is however higher in women who are symptomatic before pregnancy or in those with severe left ventricular outflow tract obstruction. The incidence of arrhythmias does not appear to be increased during pregnancy and maternal mortality is low. Prior to conception, women with HCM should have a risk assessment as well as genetic counselling. During pregnancy beta-blockers should be continued and the judicious use of diuretics may be required to treat symptoms of dyspnoea. A vaginal delivery with regional anaesthesia is usually appropriate. Women should be managed by a specialist multidisciplinary team.
P G Pieper; F Walker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Netherlands heart journal : monthly journal of the Netherlands Society of Cardiology and the Netherlands Heart Foundation     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1568-5888     ISO Abbreviation:  Neth Heart J     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-24     Completed Date:  2012-12-25     Revised Date:  2013-04-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101095458     Medline TA:  Neth Heart J     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  14-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiology, University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, PO Box 30.001, 9700 RB, Groningen, the Netherlands,
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