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The anaesthetic implications of pregnancy after organ transplantation 

The anaesthetic implications of pregnancy after organ transplantation
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The anaesthetic implications of pregnancy after organ transplantation
Author(s):

Katherine G. Hoctor

and J. Sudharma Ranasinghe

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199651429.003.0040
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date: 20 August 2019

Since 1975, as organ transplantation has become more frequent and medical technology has advanced to allow women with comorbidities to have safer pregnancies, we have seen an increase in pregnancy in solid organ transplant patients. These women who have had organ transplants and want to have children pose many challenges to the physicians managing their medical care. Besides the haemodynamic changes with pregnancy and the effect these have on the transplanted organ, we must also be aware of the side effects from the immunosuppressive agents on mother and baby. Pregnancy involves two lives, so optimal care of a woman with a transplanted organ involves multidisciplinary management to protect the lives of the mother and fetus.

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