Mechanical prosthetic heart valves (MPHV) in pregnancy are associated with a high risk of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality
We read with interest the paper by Bhagra et al
A recent prospective observational national study of women in the UK with pregnancies between February 2013 and January 2015, estimated the incidence of mechanical prosthetic heart valves (MPHVs) in pregnancy to be 3.7 per 100 000 and described high rates of maternal mortality (9%), serious maternal morbidity (41%) and poor fetal outcomes (47% of the cohort and 35% of those reaching the third trimester).
Publisher URL: http://heart.bmj.com/cgi/content/short/103/19/1557
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