Risk of Pregnancy in Women with Cardiovascular Disease

by Iris Hagen

Institution: Erasmus University Rotterdam
Year: 2017
Posted: 02/01/2018
Record ID: 2154340
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/1765/98651


textabstractLeading a normal life is important to young women with heart disease, just as it is for their healthy peers, and pregnancy is one important aspect of that normal life. This thesis investigated the risk of pregnancy in women with several types of cardiac and aortic disease. Apart from some high risk groups, women with cardiac disease tolerate pregnancy reasonably well in the current era. The majority of young girls and women with heart disease can be reassured about these improving prospects, provided that we accurately search for the ones with a substantial higher risk. We are still at the beginning of elucidating this interesting research area. By shedding a light on these issues, young women with heart disease will have a chance to lead a life as close to normal.