Menstrual cycle and its disorders in women with congenital heart disease.

  title={Menstrual cycle and its disorders in women with congenital heart disease.},
  author={Willem Drenthen and Elke S. Hoendermis and Philip Moons and Karst Y. Heida and Jolien W Roos-Hesselink and Barbara Mulder and Arie Van Dijk and Hubert W. Vliegen and Krystyna M. Sollie and Rolf M. F. Berger and A Titia Lely and Mary M. Canobbio and Petronella G. Pieper},
  journal={Congenital heart disease},
  volume={3 4},
OBJECTIVES To investigate the age at menarche, the prevalence of menstrual cycle (interval) disorders, and determinants in women with congenital heart disease (CHD). DESIGN Using two CHD registries, 1802 (82%) of the 2196 women with CHD contacted (aged 18-58 years) provided written informed consent. After exclusion of patients with genetic disorders known to be associated with menstrual cycle disorders, 1593 eligible patients remained. Interviews by telephone and reviews of medical records… CONTINUE READING


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