Outcome of pregnancy in women with congenital heart disease: a literature review.

  title={Outcome of pregnancy in women with congenital heart disease: a literature review.},
  author={Willem Drenthen and Petronella G. Pieper and Jolien W Roos-Hesselink and Willem A van Lottum and Adriaan Alexander Voors and Barbara Mulder and Arie Van Dijk and Hubert W. Vliegen and Sing Chien Yap and Philip Moons and Tjark W Ebels and Dirk Jan van Veldhuisen},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={49 24},
A search of peer-reviewed literature was conducted to identify reports that provide data on complications associated with pregnancy in women with structural congenital heart disease (CHD). This review describes the outcome of 2,491 pregnancies, including 377 miscarriages (15%) and 114 elective abortions (5%). Important cardiac complications were seen in 11% of the pregnancies. Obstetric complications do not appear to be more prevalent. In complex CHD, premature delivery rates are high, and more… CONTINUE READING
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