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Pregnancy After Cardiac Transplantation

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor John Davison


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More women are reporting pregnancy following heart transplantation. Although successful outcomes have been reported for the mother, transplanted heart, and newborn, such pregnancies should be considered high risk. Hypertension, preeclampsia, and infection should be treated. Vaginal delivery is recommended unless cesarean section is obstetrically necessary. Most outcomes are live births, and long-term follow-up of children show most are healthy and developing well. Maternal survival, independent of pregnancy-related events, should be part of prepregnancy counseling.

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Author(s): Cowan SW, Davison JM, Doria C, Moritz MJ, Armenti VT

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Cardiology Clinics

Year: 2012

Volume: 30

Issue: 3

Pages: 441-452

Print publication date: 01/08/2012

ISSN (print): 0733-8651

ISSN (electronic): 1558-2264

Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.


DOI: 10.1016/j.ccl.2012.05.001


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