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Management of fetal structural cardiac disease in pregnancy

Nick Archer and Nicky Manning

in Fetal Cardiology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780199230709
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191726002 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199230709.003.0023

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Management of fetal structural cardiac disease in pregnancy

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Introduction 304

Diagnosis 306

Counselling 308

Management of pregnancy 310

Fetal intervention 312

Management of delivery 314

Place of delivery 316

Future pregnancies 318

Cardiac abnormalities account for approximately 20% of neonatal deaths and in some the cardiac cause is only identified at post-mortem; a significant proportion of CHD remains undetected during pregnancy and thus does not influence management of the pregnancy or delivery. However, there are some lesions whose early postnatal management may be altered in the light of prior knowledge and thus prenatal diagnosis may improve postnatal outcome both in terms of mortality and morbidity....

Chapter.  2061 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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