Perioperative management and outcomes of aortic surgery during pregnancy.

@article{Yates2015PerioperativeMA,
  title={Perioperative management and outcomes of aortic surgery during pregnancy.},
  author={Martin T. Yates and Gopal K.R. Soppa and Jeremy L C Smelt and Nick Fletcher and Jean-Pierre van Besouw and Basky Thilaganathan and Marjan Jahangiri},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={149 2},
  pages={
          607-10
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Pathology of the aortic valve and ascending thoracic aorta is an uncommon but life-threatening complication of pregnancy. Cardiac surgery during pregnancy is known to carry a high risk of mortality to both the mother and fetus. We present our experience of performing aortic surgery during the patients' pregnancy. METHODS All patients undergoing aortic surgery during pregnancy at St George's Hospital, from January 2004 until October 2013, were identified. Surgery was performed using… CONTINUE READING
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