Pregnancy in open heart surgical patients at Kenyatta National Hospital.

  title={Pregnancy in open heart surgical patients at Kenyatta National Hospital.},
  author={S. W. O. Ogendo},
  journal={East African medical journal},
  volume={76 1},
BACKGROUND In the past, the Kenyatta National Hospital heart unit policy has been to discourage pregnancy among patients following open heart surgery for valve replacement, in view of the adverse effects of warfarin. OBJECTIVE To review the occurrence of pregnancy in open heart patients following discharge from hospital, and to compare the incidence with national figures. DESIGN Retrospective and prospective. SETTING Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi. PATIENTS Of the 239 female… CONTINUE READING

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