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Pulmonary hypertension.
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PMID:  1389796     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pulmonary hypertension may be primary, of unknown etiology, or secondary to existing cardiorespiratory disease. In general, the prognosis is poor, but the superimposed physiologic changes of pregnancy, labor, and delivery may produce a lethal condition. Pregnancy prevention is better than any proposed care. If pregnancy occurs, termination is suggested in the first or early second trimesters. If the choice is to continue the pregnancy, a well-coordinated intensive management plan is necessary. This plan should include midsecond trimester hospital admission of the patient, continuous hemodynamic monitoring during the intrapartum period and immediately after delivery, and preferably elective induction with hemodynamically stable epidural anesthesia for labor and delivery.
F B Teplick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  NAACOG's clinical issues in perinatal and women's health nursing     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1046-7475     ISO Abbreviation:  NAACOGS Clin Issu Perinat Womens Health Nurs     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-11-06     Completed Date:  1992-11-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010476     Medline TA:  NAACOGS Clin Issu Perinat Womens Health Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  420-8     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Critical Care / methods*
Hypertension, Pulmonary / diagnosis,  nursing*,  therapy
Patient Care Planning
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / diagnosis,  nursing*,  therapy

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