Preconception counseling for women with congenital heart disease

Chun Wei Lu, Mei Hwan Wu, Jou Kou Wang, Min Tai Lin, Chun An Chen, Shenn Nan Chiu, Hsin Hui Chiu

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Abstract

With advances that have been made over the recent decades in transcatheter and surgical interventions, most patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) can survive into adulthood. Overall, probably half of these surviving patients are female. When these female CHD patients reach childbearing age, however, pregnancy management will be a major issue. In order to meet the demands of fetal growth, the maternal cardiovascular system starts a series of adaptations beginning in early pregnancy. These adaptations include: decreased systemic and pulmonary vascular resistances, decreased blood pressure, expansion of the blood volume, increased heart rate and increased cardiac output. For women with CHD, this hemodynamic alteration may increase the risks of adverse cardiovascular events as well as the fetal and neonatal complications. Therefore, proper risk stratification and effective counseling for women with CHD who are planning their pregnancies is an important undertaking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)500-506
Number of pages7
JournalActa Cardiologica Sinica
Volume31
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Counseling
Heart Diseases
Vascular Resistance
Pregnancy
Fetal Development
Cardiovascular System
Blood Volume
Cardiac Output
Heart Rate
Hemodynamics
Mothers
Blood Pressure

Keywords

  • Congenital heart disease
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Lu, C. W., Wu, M. H., Wang, J. K., Lin, M. T., Chen, C. A., Chiu, S. N., & Chiu, H. H. (2015). Preconception counseling for women with congenital heart disease. Acta Cardiologica Sinica, 31(6), 500-506. https://doi.org/10.6515/ACS20150319B

Preconception counseling for women with congenital heart disease. / Lu, Chun Wei; Wu, Mei Hwan; Wang, Jou Kou; Lin, Min Tai; Chen, Chun An; Chiu, Shenn Nan; Chiu, Hsin Hui.

In: Acta Cardiologica Sinica, Vol. 31, No. 6, 01.11.2015, p. 500-506.

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Lu, CW, Wu, MH, Wang, JK, Lin, MT, Chen, CA, Chiu, SN & Chiu, HH 2015, 'Preconception counseling for women with congenital heart disease', Acta Cardiologica Sinica, vol. 31, no. 6, pp. 500-506. https://doi.org/10.6515/ACS20150319B
Lu CW, Wu MH, Wang JK, Lin MT, Chen CA, Chiu SN et al. Preconception counseling for women with congenital heart disease. Acta Cardiologica Sinica. 2015 Nov 1;31(6):500-506. https://doi.org/10.6515/ACS20150319B
Lu, Chun Wei ; Wu, Mei Hwan ; Wang, Jou Kou ; Lin, Min Tai ; Chen, Chun An ; Chiu, Shenn Nan ; Chiu, Hsin Hui. / Preconception counseling for women with congenital heart disease. In: Acta Cardiologica Sinica. 2015 ; Vol. 31, No. 6. pp. 500-506.
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