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Unformatted text preview: Exacerbation of underlying disease such as Marfan's syndrome (causing aortic dissection), or valvular disease (e.g. Rheumatic Disease, Aortic Stenosis, etc.). Infection: e.g., Myositis Heart Damage: Myocardial Infarction (incidence of 1 in 10000 deliveries) Note that cardiac disease is a worry in pregnancy due to the 30-50% increase in CO (cardiac output) associated with pregnancy. The causes most worrisome and associated with risk to the mother include: Low risk: ASD/VSD, pulmonary and tricuspid lesions. Moderate risk: MS, AS, coarctation of the aorta, cyanotic heart disease without pulmonary HTN and previous MI. High risk: Marfans syndrome, Eisenmengers syndrome (when an original left to right shunt reverses secondary to pulmonary hypertension to cause a right to left shunt), pulmonary HTN and cardiomegaly....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10