n Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Valvular heart disease in pregnancy : review articles
|Article Title||Valvular heart disease in pregnancy : review articles|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Groote Schuur Hospital, 2 Groote Schuur Hospital, 3 University of Cape Town, 4 University of Cape Town, 5 Bayero University Kano, Nigeria and 6 Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Nigeria|
|Publication Date||Mar 2016|
|Pages||111 - 118|
|Keyword(s)||Heart disease, Pregnancy and Valvular|
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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