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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 54-56

Pulmonary arterial hypertension in pregnancy

Department of Medicine, G. R. Medical College, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Manish K Multani
PG Boys Hostel JAH Campus, Gwalior - 474 009, Madhya Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-7969.148490

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Pulmonary hypertension (PH) in pregnancy is associated with high morbidity and mortality of mother and baby. Therefore, pulmonary hypertension (PH) is regarded as a contraindication to pregnancy. The normal physiological changes in pregnancy are poorly tolerated by women with  PH. Moreover, diagnosis is difficult because symptoms are nonspecific and several signs of right heart failure such as, hepatomegaly, ascites and pedal edema are hard to identify during pregnancy. We report a rare case of 20-year-old female with PH in pregnancy. This patient was treated and survived because of early diagnosis, early intervention and multidisciplinary team approach. The risk of complications during pregnancy remains high in patients with PH, so women with PH should be advised against pregnancy and if they become pregnant termination should be done.

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