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What should pregnant women know about valvular heart disease?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Can get worse

Valvular diseae in women can be worsened by pregnancy .
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In brief: Can get worse

Valvular diseae in women can be worsened by pregnancy .
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Dr. Eric Toloza
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