EDWIN P. MAYNARD JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.; VICTOR GROVER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The immediate prognosis for women with rheumatic heart disease during pregnancy and in the puerperium is fairly well known, and valid criteria have been established for the management of these patients. On the other hand, the ultimate effect of childbearing on the course of rheumatic heart disease is not so well known. The present study was undertaken in an attempt to shed further light on this problem. This report deals with a large group of patients carefully studied by the same group of physicians, together with a report of the follow-up findings for those same patients at the end of
MAYNARD EP, GROVER V. THE EFFECT OF CHILDBEARING ON THE COURSE OF RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE: A 25-YEAR STUDY*†. Ann Intern Med. 1960;52:163–171. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-52-1-163
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(1):163-171.
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