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Management of aortic stenosis in pregnancy

dc.contributor.authorPecoraro, A. J. K.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-05T10:24:55Z
dc.date.available2017-04-05T10:24:55Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationPecoraro, A. J. K. 2014. Management of aortic stenosis in pregnancy. SA Heart, 11(2):76-79, doi:10.24170/11-2-1759.
dc.identifier.issn2071-4602 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1996-6741 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.24170/11-2-1759
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/101493
dc.descriptionCITATION: Pecoraro, A. J. K. 2014. Management of aortic stenosis in pregnancy. SA Heart, 11(2):76-79, doi:10.24170/11-2-1759.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/SAHJ
dc.description.abstractAortic stenosis in pregnancy is most commonly related to congenital or bicuspid aortic stenosis, which is associated with an aortopathy and ascending aortic dilatation. The management of AS in pregnancy is based on a few key principles. First and foremost the accurate assessment of the patient’s symptoms and confirmation, via echocardiography, of the degree of AS is of the utmost importance. Exercise testing is a very handy adjunct to quantify symptoms. Based on these findings, an informed process of discussion between the patient and a multidisciplinary team will lead to the correct management. As a general rule, patients who are truly asymptomatic with normal left ventricular systolic function and normal aortic root are able to tolerate pregnancy with a low maternal and fetal risk.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/SAHJ/article/view/1759
dc.format.extent4 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherSouth African Heart Association
dc.subjectPregnancyen_ZA
dc.subjectAortic valve Stenosisen_ZA
dc.titleManagement of aortic stenosis in pregnancyen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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