Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is not a death sentence for pregnant

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is not a death sentence for pregnantAccording to British scientists, the majority of women with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy tolerate pregnancy satisfactorily. In the July number of the Heart Dr. P. Elliot and his colleagues (School of Medicine Clinic St. George's Hospital, London) the results of a survey of 127 women with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (hcmp) (total number of pregnancies - 271). Before pregnancy certain symptoms were observed in 90% of women, however, the deterioration in the background of pregnancy was less than 10%. Only two women after childbirth developed heart failure. Delivery under General anesthesia (n=19) or with the use of epidural anesthesia (n=22) was uneventful. Three cases of intrauterine fetal death occurred in women during pregnancy treated with medical treatment of cardiac pathology. Thus, pregnancy in patients with hcmp is proceeding normally, although in some cases necessary and planned delivery, and monitoring of the condition of the fruit," the authors conclude. "In our study had not included women with overt heart failure or severe and restrictive hemodynamic disturbances. In such patients the pregnancy is still not recommended", they add. Medical news Solvay Pharma Links: Cardiosite.ru Heart 2003;89:752-6.

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