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Cardiac Disease complicating Pregnancy: A Tertiary Care Center Experience

R Nagarathnamma, C Sarojamma, P Sneha

Citation Information :

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10045-0054

License: CC BY 3.0

Published Online: 00-06-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction

Cardiac disease in pregnancy is a major problem worldwide, particularly in developing countries. It often poses a difficult clinical scenario with the responsibility of the treating obstetrician also extending to the unborn fetus. In the present study, we aim to know the maternal and fetal outcomes in pregnancies complicated by cardiac disease.

Materials and methods

All pregnant patients with cardiac disease who delivered at our institution during 2014 to 2016 were evaluated to look for the final pregnancy outcomes.

Results

Out of 36 study cases, 44.44% had no maternal complications, while 88.89% had good fetal/neonatal outcome. The commonest maternal cardiac complication was sustained tachyarrhythmia/bradycardia followed by pulmonary edema, while intrauterine growth restriction was encountered in fetal outcome.

Conclusion

Multidisciplinary team management of cardiac disease, led by an experienced obstetrician and cardiologist, reduces the adverse outcomes in pregnancies complicated by cardiac diseases.

How to cite this article

Sneha P, Sarojamma C, Nagarathnamma R. Cardiac Disease complicating Pregnancy: A Tertiary Care Center Experience. J Med Sci 2017;3(2):41-44.


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