Pregnancy in heart transplant recipients

R. Miniero, I. Tardivo, P. Centofanti, C. Goggi, C. Mammana, F. Parisi, A. M. Dall'Omo

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Abstract

The aim of this report is to present data from Italian cardiac transplant centers assessing pregnancy after cardiac transplantation. Our retrospective survey included 10 pregnancies occurring in 7 patients during January 1991 to February 2002. Eight pregnancies were completed successfully and 2 abortions were reported (frequency rate 20%). No complications were observed during pregnancy or after delivery. Of 8 infants studied, 6 (75%) were born at term and 2 (25%) pre-term. One baby presented congenital talipes valgus. Pediatric development was uneventful. The data from the literature and our series show that a multidisciplinary approach is mandatory. The course of pregnancy is usually normal and the maternal and fetal outcomes are usually favorable. Although no fetal malformations have been reported, prolonged follow-up of these infants is required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)898-901
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Volume23
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

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    Miniero, R., Tardivo, I., Centofanti, P., Goggi, C., Mammana, C., Parisi, F., & Dall'Omo, A. M. (2004). Pregnancy in heart transplant recipients. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 23(7), 898-901. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2003.08.002