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

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Dr. Barbara Toppin
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Barbara Toppin
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Dr. Brian Mott
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Heart damage

Likely it is possible but if you have significant cardiomyopathy or pulmonary hypertension then it could be risky and dangerous.
Check with your cardiologist or surgeon before actively pursuing pregnancy.

In brief: Heart damage

Likely it is possible but if you have significant cardiomyopathy or pulmonary hypertension then it could be risky and dangerous.
Check with your cardiologist or surgeon before actively pursuing pregnancy.
Dr. Brian Mott
Dr. Brian Mott
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