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Cardiac disease in pregnancy 

Cardiac disease in pregnancy
Cardiac disease in pregnancy

F Walker

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date: 07 August 2020

Background 564

High-risk lesions 565

The current spectrum of maternal heart disease 566

Hierarchy of antenatal care (ANC) 568

Practice points 570

Further reading 571

The UK Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health (CEMACH) report identifies heart disease as the second most common cause of maternal death — more common than thromboembolism. It also charts the decline of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) over the past 40 years (most recently 0 deaths compared with 250 deaths between 1952 and 1960). There are five main cardiac causes of maternal death:...

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