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Pregnancy and pulmonary arterial hypertension

Elisabeth Bédard

in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199572632
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199607495 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199572632.003.0012

Series: Oxford Cardiology Library

Pregnancy and pulmonary arterial hypertension

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• Pregnancy in women with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is associated with prohibitive maternal mortality • Early advice on pregnancy risks, including contraception is paramount • Women with PAH who become pregnant warrant a multidisciplinary approach and should be followed in a tertiary centre with expertise on PAH • Targeted PAH therapies should be considered before decompensation occurs.

Chapter.  2707 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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