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Contraception and pregnancy

Edited by Sara Thorne and Paul Clift

in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780199228188
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725920 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199228188.003.0028

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Contraception and pregnancy

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Introduction 208

General principles 208

Contraception 210

Preconception 214

Pregnancy and delivery 218

Post-partum 220

Heart disease is the largest single cause of maternal death in the UK4. The number and complexity of survivors of congenital heart disease well enough to consider pregnancy is growing. The maternal risk amongst this population varies from being no different to that of the general population, to carrying a high risk of long-term morbidity and >40% risk of death....

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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine ; Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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