Congenital discrete subaortic stenosis in pregnancy: case report and literature review

Maya Guglin, Olga Kristof-Kuteyeva
Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2013, 22 (3): 439-44
Today's growing numbers of pregnant patients with congenital heart defects presents challenges for cardiologists treating adult patients. The case is presented of a 19-year-old woman who was admitted with a threatened miscarriage in the third trimester and was diagnosed with an incomplete atrioventricular canal, cleft mitral valve with severe regurgitation, and severe congenital subaortic stenosis caused by a subaortic membrane. She was managed conservatively, delivered via cesarean section, and then underwent surgical repair of all defects with good outcome. Here, a review is provided of the literature on the natural course, complications, and treatment strategies of subaortic stenosis, together with a summary of recommendations for the management of the condition.

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