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Pregnant patient with an artificial heart valve

Joanna Jaroch, Maria Kuśnierz, Alicja Sołtowska, Izabella Uchmanowicz
Folia Cardiologica 2015;10(3):172-177.

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Vol 10, No 3 (2015)
Review Papers
Published online: 2015-07-08

Abstract

It is crucial for the multidisciplinary team consisting of cardiologist, obstetrician as well as nursing staff to inform the patient with artificial valve who is planning pregnancy about the possible threats related to the pregnancy, the necessity of anticoagulation therapy with pointing the safest and the most effective one, the management of prosthesis thrombosis in case of its diagnosis, the choice of delivery type and prophylaxis of endocarditis, where appropriate. This paper is a systematic review of comprehensive approach to abovementioned issues.

Abstract

It is crucial for the multidisciplinary team consisting of cardiologist, obstetrician as well as nursing staff to inform the patient with artificial valve who is planning pregnancy about the possible threats related to the pregnancy, the necessity of anticoagulation therapy with pointing the safest and the most effective one, the management of prosthesis thrombosis in case of its diagnosis, the choice of delivery type and prophylaxis of endocarditis, where appropriate. This paper is a systematic review of comprehensive approach to abovementioned issues.

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prosthetic heart valve, pregnant, anticoagulation

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Title

Pregnant patient with an artificial heart valve

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 10, No 3 (2015)

Pages

172-177

Published online

2015-07-08

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2015;10(3):172-177.

Keywords

prosthetic heart valve
pregnant
anticoagulation

Authors

Joanna Jaroch
Maria Kuśnierz
Alicja Sołtowska
Izabella Uchmanowicz

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