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Introduction: Cardiac disease in pregnancy is a major problem worldwide, particularly in developing countries. It often poses a difficult clinical scenario with the responsibility of the treating obstetrician also extending to the unborn fetus. In the present study, we aim to know the maternal and fetal outcomes in pregnancies complicated by cardiac disease.

Materials and methods: All pregnant patients with cardiac disease who delivered at our institution during 2014 to 2016 were evaluated to look for the final pregnancy outcomes.

Results: Out of 36 study cases, 44.44% had no maternal complications, while 88.89% had good fetal/neonatal outcome. The commonest maternal cardiac complication was sustained tachyarrhythmia/bradycardia followed by pulmonary edema, while intrauterine growth restriction was encountered in fetal outcome.

Conclusion: Multidisciplinary team management of cardiac disease, led by an experienced obstetrician and cardiologist, reduces the adverse outcomes in pregnancies complicated by cardiac diseases.

Keywords: Fetal outcomes, Maternal heart disease, Pregnancy outcomes.

How to cite this ar ticle: Sneha P, Sarojamma C, Nagarathnamma R. Cardiac Disease complicating Pregnancy: A Tertiary Care Center Experience. J Med Sci 2017;3(2):41-44.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

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