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Many consulting internists have had the uneasy sensation that their knowledge concerning the behavior of the damaged heart in pregnancy was inadequate because of lack of sufficient experience with such cases during late pregnancy, labor and the Puerperium. The problem of predetermining the risks of pregnancy to the cardiac is not one which should be assumed lightly. Even more difficult without specialized experience is the determination during pregnancy of the significance in the cardiac of certain changes in signs and symptoms. The decision as to the continuation of pregnancy and as to the relative risks of interrupting pregnancy and of
The Heart in Pregnancy and the Childbearing Age.. Ann Intern Med. 1941;14:2159. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-14-11-2159_1
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