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Pregnancy and valvular heart disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12611738     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Heart disease can affect anyone at any time, and pregnant women are not exceptions. Some type of cardiac pathologic disease can be seen in 1% to 2% of all pregnant women. Because of the high fetal mortality rate and the high relative rate of maternal mortality in surgery, medical management is the first line of treatment. Nevertheless, when medical treatment fails, cardiac surgery may be necessary. Here we present such a case of cardiac valvular disease complicated by pregnancy. Current decision-making, treatment, and trends are reviewed.
Jacob DeLaRosa; Erez Sharoni; Robert A Guyton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The heart surgery forum     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1522-6662     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Surg Forum     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-03     Completed Date:  2003-04-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100891112     Medline TA:  Heart Surg Forum     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E7-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Carlyle Fraser Heart Center, Crawford Long Hospital of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiopulmonary Bypass / methods
Fetal Monitoring
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / methods
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / surgery*
Mitral Valve Stenosis / surgery*
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / surgery*
Rheumatic Heart Disease / surgery
Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency / surgery

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