Successful pregnancy in a woman with cyanotic congenital heart disease after a palliative pulmonary-systemic shunt: A case report

Y. Frenkel*, M. Alcalay, B. Chayen, L. Blieden, S. Mashiach, A. Battler

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Abstract

A 20-year-old woman with cyanotic congenital heart disease composed of corrected transposition of the great vessels, severe pulmonic stenosis, atresia of the left pulmonary artery and a large ventricular septal defect, had a successful pregnancy following a pulmonary-systemic shunt (Blalock- Taussig). The hemoglobin decreased from 21 to 16 g/dL following the operation. The antepartum course was complicated by intrauterine growth retardation and pregnancy-induced hypertension. A normal fetal nonstress test and biophysical profile permitted continuation of the pregnancy until 38 weeks' gestation, with delivery of a healthy infant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)566-568
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of reproductive medicine
Volume39
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • heart diseases
  • pregnancy complications

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