Hemodynamic changes in pregnancy.

@article{Thornburg2000HemodynamicCI,
  title={Hemodynamic changes in pregnancy.},
  author={Kent L. Thornburg and Stuart L. Jacobson and George D Giraud and Mark J Morton},
  journal={Seminars in perinatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={11-4}
}
The basic mechanisms that underlie alterations in the physiology of pregnancy are virtually unknown. Basal oxygen consumption increases by some 50 mL/min in pregnant women at term. Blood volume increases gradually over gestation as does red cell mass. Cardiac output increases by some 50% by mid-third trimester. Stroke volume and heart rate increase over the course of pregnancy with heart rate increasing gradually until term. The heart of the pregnant woman remodels dramatically in the first few… CONTINUE READING
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