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Pregnancy in cardiac disease: clinical, obstetric and anaesthetic concerns

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Ravi Jindal,

Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur, Patiala, Punjab, IN
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Sukhwinder Kaur Bajwa ,

Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur, Patiala, Punjab, IN
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Sukhminder Jit Singh Bajwa,

Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur, Patiala, Punjab, IN
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Ratika Jindal

Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur, Patiala, Punjab, IN
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Abstract

In the past patients with cardiac disease were advised against pregnancy. With improved cardiac care and better obstetric as well as anaesthetic facilities, pregnant cardiac patients are on rise. Their management involves joint efforts of cardiologist, obstetrician and anaesthetist. Instead of a specific technique, what underlies a successful anaesthesia in cardiac patients is maintenance of haemodynamic stability and avoiding adverse physiological effects of parturition on maternal pathophysiology. Both regional as well as general anaesthesia provide successful outcomes. Vaginal delivery is preferred over caesarean section.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljog.v33i4.4809

Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2011; 33: 174-182

How to Cite: Jindal, R. et al., (2012). Pregnancy in cardiac disease: clinical, obstetric and anaesthetic concerns. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 33(4), pp.174–182. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljog.v33i4.4809
Published on 25 Oct 2012.
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