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Garnica-Camacho CE
Congenital heart disease in pregnant women: an approach for internal medicine physician
Med Int Mex 2016; 32 (4)

Language: Español
References: 24
Page: 436-445
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Congenital heart defects are the most common defects in live births and at least 85% of them will reach adulthood. Women with these defects and with a desire to become pregnant should be exposed to a hemodynamic stress that could affect the integrity of both the mother and the fetus, therefore, are considered complex situations. There are certain injuries that are not compatible with pregnancy, so pregnancy is not advised. That plea forces the internist to know the basic cardiovascular concepts, support for medical advice, anticipate future complications in pregnancy, childbirth or postpartum, and know how to deal with (identifying, diagnosing and managing) specific contexts, such as heart failure, arrhythmias, anticoagulation and endocarditis, with no deleterious drugs to the binomial.

Key words: congenital heart disease, heart defects, congenital, pregnancy, high risk pregnancy.


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