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Pregnancy and non-valvular heart disease - Anesthetic considerations

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Author(s): Maitra Gaurab | Sengupta Saikat | Rudra Amitava | Debnath Saurabh

Journal: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
ISSN 0971-9784

Volume: 13;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 102;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Pregnancy | non-valvular heart disease | anesthesia | labor

ABSTRACT
Non-valvular heart disease is an important cause of cardiac disease in pregnancy and presents a unique challenge to the anesthesiologist during labor and delivery. A keen understanding of the underlying pathophysiology, in addition to the altered physiology of pregnancy, is the key to managing such patients. Disease-specific goals of management may help preserve the hemodynamic and ventilatory parameters within an acceptable limit and a successful conduct of labor and postpartum period

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