Maternal cardiac function during pregnancy at high altitude.

  title={Maternal cardiac function during pregnancy at high altitude.},
  author={Nikos A Kametas and Fionnuala McAuliffe and Elisabeth Krampl and John Boyd Chambers and Kypros H. Nicolaides},
  journal={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  volume={111 10},
OBJECTIVE To investigate the maternal cardiovascular adaptation in pregnancy at high altitude, compared with that at sea level. DESIGN Cross sectional study. SETTING Two maternity units providing routine antenatal care: one at 4370 m above sea level (Cerro de Pasco, Peru) and one at sea level (Lima, Peru). POPULATION We examined 175 pregnant women at 5-41 weeks of gestation and 16 non-pregnant controls resident at high altitude and 132 pregnant women and 18 non-pregnant controls at sea… CONTINUE READING


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