Pregnant patients are very commonly posted in PG and DNB exams as long case and are very much dreaded by the students as the viva can lead anywhere from pregnancy, anemia to cardiac surgery….. I have posted some very good online resources in this post. You can like our facebook page and keep getting updates on your facebook timeline about new articles.
Heart disease is a major cause of maternal complications in pregnant women. Up to 20% of the pregnancies in patients with heart disease are complicated by a cardiovascular event such as heart failure, hypertensive disorder or arrythmia. In the presence of heart disease obstetric and neonatal complications are also encountered more frequently compared to women without heart disease 1,2 . Although rheumatic heart disease is decreasing worldwide, it is still an important cause of valvular problems with mitral stenosis being the commonest lesion (90%).