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Management of acquired cardiac disease in the obstetric patient.

Abstract

Physiologic changes incurred by pregnancy can cause severe decompensation in the parturient with underlying cardiac disease. The result is increased morbidity and mortality for both mother and child. Appropriate anesthetic management can significantly impact these outcomes. This review systematically presents the pathophysiology, peripartum risk, and anesthetic management in the puerperium of specific acquired cardiac abnormalities including: valvular disease, pulmonary hypertension, cardiomyopathy, cardiac transplantation, ischemia, arrhythmias, and cardiac arrest.

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  • Authors

    Wolff GA, Weitzel NS

    Institution

    University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, USA. greg.wolff@ucdenver.edu

    Source

    Seminars in cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia 15:3 2011 Sep pg 85-97

    MeSH

    Adult
    Anesthesia, Obstetrical
    Delivery, Obstetric
    Female
    Humans
    Infant, Newborn
    Labor, Obstetric
    Pregnancy
    Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular
    Pregnancy Outcome
    Risk
    Young Adult

    Pub Type(s)

    Case Reports
    Journal Article
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    21994133