Increased risk of severe congenital heart defects in offspring exposed to selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors in early pregnancy – an epidemiological study using validated EUROCAT data

@inproceedings{Knudsen2014IncreasedRO,
  title={Increased risk of severe congenital heart defects in offspring exposed to selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors in early pregnancy – an epidemiological study using validated EUROCAT data},
  author={Tanja Majbrit Knudsen and Anne Vinkel Hansen and Ester Garne and A M Nybo Andersen},
  booktitle={BMC pregnancy and childbirth},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies suggest a possible association between maternal use of selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during early pregnancy and congenital heart defects (CHD). The purpose of this study was to verify this association by using validated data from the Danish EUROCAT Register, and secondary, to investigate whether the risk differs between various socioeconomic groups. METHODS We conducted a cohort study based on Danish administrative register data linked with the… CONTINUE READING
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