Surgery for Rheumatic Valve Disease in Pregnancy: What About the Newborn?


Birincioglu C. L. , Unal E. U. , Celik I. H. , Ozen A., Tak S., Aksoyek A., ...More

HEART LUNG AND CIRCULATION, vol.23, no.1, pp.63-67, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.hlc.2013.05.639
  • Title of Journal : HEART LUNG AND CIRCULATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.63-67

Abstract

Background Valvular heart disease constitutes the majority of all causes of cardiac disease in pregnancy. The significant physiological haemodynamic changes of pregnancy may cause serious cardiac problems leading to severe maternal and foetal morbidity and mortality. In this study, we evaluate the effect of maternal rheumatic valvular disease requiring definitive operation concurrent with caesarian delivery on maternal and foetal outcome.