Valvular heart disease in pregnancy

John Anthony, Ayesha Osman, Mahmoud U Sani
Cardiovascular Journal of Africa 2016, 27 (2): 111-8
Valvular heart disease may be a pre-existing complication of pregnancy or it may be diagnosed for the first time during pregnancy. Accurate diagnosis, tailored therapy and an understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of pregnancy are necessary components of management, best achieved through the use of multidisciplinary clinics. This review outlines the management of specific lesions, with particular reference to post-rheumatic valvular heart disease.

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