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A 29-year-old pregnant woman with a history of anthracycline-induced clinical heart failure

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Author(s): Valentina Scheggi | Fabio Mori

Journal: Health
ISSN 1949-4998

Volume: 03;
Issue: 01;
Start page: 37;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Anthracyclines | Heart Failure | Pregnancy | Cardiomyopathy

ABSTRACT
The number of women with heart disease who reach childbearing age in a good functional state increases continuously as advances in diagnosis and treatment improve overall health and prognosis. The cardiologist’s role is to give the woman an estimate of both maternal and fetal risk to allow her to make an informed decision about embarking on a pregnancy, and to provide appropriate antenatal care. There are only a few data about the natural history of anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy during preg- nancy; we report our experience of a 29-year- old pregnant woman with a history of anthracycline-induced clinical heart failure.
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