A 26-year-old member asked:
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what should pregnant women know about valvular heart disease?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
May be dangerous: If you have any significant heart disease, you should try to see a doctor for counseling before you try to get pregnant. Many heart conditions will be fine during pregnancy and just require special monitoring. There are some which have a high chance of severe complications and death with pregnancy, including pulmonary hypertension and aortic valve disease.
Answered on Sep 5, 2013
Dr. Eric Toloza
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Can get worse: Valvular diseae in women can be worsened by pregnancy ...
Answered on Aug 25, 2013

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