Cardiac disease can be encountered during pregnancy with the frequency being 1% to 2% of all pregnant women. Because of the high foetal and relative maternal mortality during surgery, medical management is the first line of treatment. Nevertheless, when medical treatment fails, cardiac surgery becomes necessary. We present the anaesthetic management of a case of Aortic valve disease in a pregnant woman undergoing surgery.
Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
(2008). Anaesthetic management of a pregnant patient for aortic valve replacement. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 58(9), 521-2.
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