Cardiac disease in pregnancy

  • R. Alexander
  • T. Thomas
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Death from cardiac disease is now as common as from thromboembolism during or after pregnancy. In the last published triennial report from the United Kingdom there were 35 deaths from 1997 to 1999 (Table 1) [1]. This compared with 39 deaths in 1994–1996. The overall pattern has not changed significantly since 1991–1994 with about 30% of deaths being due to congenital heart disease, 15% to ischaemic heart disease, and 56% due to other acquired heart disease, particularly cardiomyopathy and myocarditis.


Pulmonary Hypertension Congenital Heart Disease Cardiac Disease Aortic Stenosis Ischaemic Heart Disease 
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