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Pregnancy and pulmonary hypertension: An exploratory analysis of risk factors and outcomes

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Pregnancy is usually contraindicated in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH). Risk factors associated with the outcome of this rare disease have not been specifically explored before.Medical records were retrospectively reviewed to identify patients with coexisting PH and pregnancy or delivery at Peking Union Medical College Hospital between January 2009 and June 2018. Thirty-six pregnant women with PH were identified, including 30 cases in WHO group 1, 5 cases of group 2 and 1 case of group 4. Median pregnancy duration was 24 weeks. The overall maternal mortality rate was 8.3% (3/36), and the late fetal mortality was 31.6% (6/19). The full article you can find here.

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