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A successful pregnancy outcome following the Ross procedure: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19065494     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
For women requiring valve replacement surgery, it is unclear which type of valve offers the greatest chance of a healthy pregnancy. This case describes a successful pregnancy outcome following the Ross procedure, which involves replacing the aortic valve with an autologous pulmonary valve. Due to left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, this patient required an aortic valve replacement surgery. She underwent the Ross procedure at age 16 and became pregnant 11 years later. During pregnancy, she was able to avoid the risks of anticoagulation. She underwent an assisted second stage of labor and went on to deliver a healthy infant. This case illustrates that the Ross procedure may be an alternative treatment for aortic valve replacements in women of child-bearing age.
Unzila Ali; Joshua Copel; Alan Friedman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-12-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1098-8785     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-23     Completed Date:  2009-07-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  287-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8063, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve / abnormalities,  surgery
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods*
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnosis,  surgery*
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / methods
Infant, Newborn
Monitoring, Physiologic / methods
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / ultrasonography*
Pregnancy Outcome*
Pregnancy, High-Risk*
Prenatal Care / methods
Ventricular Outflow Obstruction / diagnosis,  surgery*

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