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Rheumatic Heart Disease in Pregnancy - Flyer

There is a 30-50% increased cardiac workload in pregnancy. When a woman has rheumatic heart disease this can impact in a couple of ways. She may not have been diagnosed before pregnancy. The added stress on the heart can result in symptomatic RHD where previously there were no signs. The earlier the diagnosis and treatment, the less likelihood she will have complications. Or, she may already have been diagnosed with RHD, but pregnancy can exacerbate her disease. If she’s receiving anticoagulation therapy during pregnancy, this requires careful assessment
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AMOSS
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AMOSS
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2016
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