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Chest diseases in pregnancy 

Chest diseases in pregnancy
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Chest diseases in pregnancy
Author(s):

Minerva Covarrubias

and Tina Hartert

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1408
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date: 17 October 2017

Respiratory changes in pregnancy include an increase in tidal volume and minute ventilation, leading to a primary respiratory alkalosis. During a normal and uncomplicated pregnancy many women experience the sensation of dyspnea, hence it is important—but sometimes difficult—for the clinician to distinguish breathlessness resulting from normal physiological changes from that caused by underlying medical diseases....

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