Anesthesia for Cardiac Surgery during Pregnancy

  • Therese K. Abboud
  • John F. Viljoen


Over the past 25 years the incidence of heart disease during pregnancy has declined from 3.6% to approximatel, 1.6% (Fig. 113–1).1–8 Rheumatic heart disease accounts for most cases. The number of pregnant patients with congenital heart disease has been increasing because women with congenital heart defects now reach childbearing age as a result of improvements in medical and surgical therapy. 2,5,9


Cardiopulmonary Bypass Obstet Gynecol Open Heart Surgery Fetal Heart Rate Total Peripheral Resistance 
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  • Therese K. Abboud
  • John F. Viljoen

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