Outcome of pregnancy in patients with structural or ischaemic heart disease: results of a registry of the European Society of Cardiology

Jolien Roos - Hesselink, Titia Ruys, JI Stein, U Thilen, GD Webb, K Niwa, H Kaemmerer, H Baumgartner, W Budts, AP Maggioni, L Tavazzi, N (Nasser) Taha, MR Johnson, R Hall

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Aims To describe the outcome of pregnancy in patients with structural or ischaemic heart disease. Methods and results In 2007, the European Registry on Pregnancy and Heart disease was initiated by the European Society of Cardiology. Consecutive patients with valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, ischaemic heart disease (IHD), or cardiomyopathy (CMP) presenting with pregnancy were enrolled. Data for the normal population were derived from the literature. Sixty hospitals in 28 countries enrolled 1321 pregnant women between 2007 and 2011. Median maternal age was 30 years (range 16-5 Conclusion The vast majority of patients can go safely through pregnancy and delivery as long as adequate pre-pregnancy evaluation and specialized high-quality care during pregnancy and delivery are available. Pregnancy outcomes were markedly worse in patients with CMP and in developing countries.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)657-665
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Heart Journal
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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