C. F. Wooley, M.D.; V. Runco, M.D.; H. S. Levin, M.D.; W. E. Copeland, M.D.; J. M. Ryan, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Increased recognition of congenital heart disease in the adult population has had many interesting consequences. One has been the realization that many women with congenital heart disease live through the child-bearing years and sustain multiple pregnancies without incident, often without recognition of the cardiac defect.
One hundred-fourteen women with congenital heart disease, who had a total of 332 pregnancies, were studied. The diagnosis of the cardiac defects was based on catheterization data or surgical findings in 80%, and on substantial clinical evidence in the remainder.
Thirty-two had atrial septal defects, 29 patent ductus, and 28 ventricular septal defects. The other
Wooley CF, Runco V, Levin HS, Copeland WE, Ryan JM. Pregnancy and Congenital Heart Disease.. Ann Intern Med. ;56:672. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-4-672_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(4):672.
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