Management of reproductive health in patients with pulmonary hypertension

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Pulmonary hypertension is characterized by elevated pulmonary artery pressure caused by several clinical conditions that affect pulmonary vasculature. Morbidity and death in this condition are related to the development of right ventricular failure. Normal physiologic changes that occur in pregnancy to support the growing fetus can pose hemodynamic challenges to the pregnant patient with pulmonary hypertension that results in increased morbidity and mortality rates. Current guidelines recommend that patients with known pulmonary hypertension be counseled against pregnancy. This review aims to provide clinicians with guidelines for preconception counseling, medication management, and delivery planning.
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    Author List

  • Aryal SR; Moussa H; Sinkey R; Dhungana R; Tallaj JA; Pamboukian SV; Patarroyo-Aponte M; Acharya D; Bajaj NS; Bhattarai S
  • Volume

  • 2
  • Issue

  • 2