The pregnant patient with congenital heart disease Journal Article


Author: Ortman, Amy J
Article Title: The pregnant patient with congenital heart disease
Alternate Title: Seminars in cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia
Journal Title: Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth
Volume: 16
Issue: 4
ISSN: 1940-5596
Publisher: Unknown  
Date Published: 2012
Start Page: 220
End Page: 234
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Notes: Advances in the surgical palliation and correction of congenital heart lesions have improved survival and increased the number of patients living into adulthood. Although pregnancy outcomes will be favorable for most patients with congenital heart disease, the cardiovascular challenges associated with pregnancy and delivery are best managed with a multidisciplinary approach during the puerperium. This review addresses the prevalence, physiology, risk assessment, peripartum complications, and anesthetic management of the pregnant patient with underlying congenital heart disease.
KUMC Authors
  1. Amy Ortman
    2 Ortman