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A 30-year-old female asked:

Is it ok to get pregnant a year after open heart surgery

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Check with your team: Best people to advise you on this would be the cardiologist, perinatologist, to name a few. There is not one blanket answer, too many variables involved
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A 52-year-old member asked:

Can you get pregnant after having open heart surgery?

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Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Of course: But doing it may or may not be good for your health depending upon why the surgery was done and what the result was in terms of improving your health. Pregnancy places an enormous demand on the mother's cardiovascular system. If you've had open heart surgery and you're considering pregnancy, see your obgyn and cardiologist before you conceive.
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A 36-year-old female asked:

Can i still get pregnant if I have open heart surgery and change my valve?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Yes: Timing is important. And valve type is important due to anticoagulation. If mitral, and repaired, very good likelihood. Also depends on associated signs, like heart failure, sepsis and cause of valvular trouble.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the risks of getting pregnant after open heart surgery (vsd repair, it has only been three months)?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Consult a perinatologist and you cardiologist regarding what category of heart disease. Also ask about vaginal versus cesarean delivery. With some cardiac problems, cardiologist suggest elective cesarean at term to avoid "pushing" and increased strain on the heart.
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Last updated Jun 19, 2018
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