CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2019; 09(01): 28-30
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1692033
Case Report

A Case Presentation on Rheumatic Heart Disease with Mitral Regurgitation

Jayasudha A.
1  Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing Department, PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
,
Sreerenjini B.
1  Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing Department, PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
,
Kaveri P.
1  Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing Department, PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
,
Anitha P.
1  Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing Department, PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
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Abstract

During any pregnancy there is an increase in blood volume of 30 to 50% resulting in increased pressure on the heart valves. For women with rheumatic heart disease this increased pressure presents increased maternal and/or fetal risks. Counseling of women with rheumatic heart disease gives appropriate surveillance of maternal and fetal well-being, as well as planning and documentation of the management of elective and emergency delivery. The care of pregnant women with rheumatic heart disease thus requires a multidisciplinary approach, involving obstetricians, cardiologists, and anesthetists. However, many women with rheumatic heart disease have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies with the right medical care.



Publication History

Publication Date:
12 February 2020 (online)

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