ANAESTHESIA FOR THE PREGNANT PATIENT WITH ACQUIRED VALVULAR HEART DISEASE

@inproceedings{Joubert2007ANAESTHESIAFT,
  title={ANAESTHESIA FOR THE PREGNANT PATIENT WITH ACQUIRED VALVULAR HEART DISEASE},
  author={Christiaan Gerhardus Joubert and Rebekah L. Dyer},
  year={2007}
}
Management in pregnancy should be multi-disciplinary. Obstetric, cardiology and anaesthetic opinions should all be sought. The following need to be addressed: accurate diagnosis as to which valves are involved, assessment of the severity of the lesion, degree of impairment resulting from the lesion and evaluation of concomitant therapy. In addition, as well as optimising management during pregnancy and labour, it is important that care be carried on into the puerperium. The majority of reported… CONTINUE READING

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