Heart failure in pregnancy: an overview.

Ahmad, W.A.W. and Khanom, M. and Yaakob, Z.H. (2011) Heart failure in pregnancy: an overview. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 65 (8). pp. 848-899. ISSN 1368-5031, DOI 21762308.

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The treatment of heart failure in pregnant women is more difficult than in non-pregnant women, and should always involve a multidisciplinary team approach. Knowledge required includes hemodynamic changes in pregnancy and the resultant effect on women with pre-existing or pregnancy-related cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular drugs in pregnancy, ethical issues and challenges regarding saving mother and baby. In addition, women having high risk cardiac lesions should be counselled strongly against pregnancy and followed up regularly. Pregnancy with heart failure is an important issue, demanding more comprehensive studies.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Division of Cardiology, University Malaya Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cardiology
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 06:33
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2013 03:08
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/1909

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