Pregnancy in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Yasmeen Daraz, Sandhya Murthy, Diana Wolfe

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Abstract

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a female predominant disease, carries a high maternal and fetal mortality in pregnancy despite improved insight and the development of novel therapies. The high risk is attributed to the adaptive changes that take place to promote healthy fetal development during pregnancy, which can adversely affect the already compromised right ventricle in patients with PAH. While in the prior era emphasis was placed on termination of pregnancy, here we will illustrate through a multidisciplinary approach and meticulous planning at an expert center, these high-risk women can undergo successful childbirth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number196
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease
Volume9
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2022

Keywords

  • high-risk pregnancy
  • interdisciplinary
  • pregnancy
  • pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • right ventricular failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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