Wei Miao1, Qing Miao2*
1.Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan 450052, China; 2.Department of Dermatology, The First Affiliated Hospital Of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan 450052, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: To investigate the incidence of pregnancy complicated by various forms of heart diseases and to analyze the effect of cardiac function on pregnant women and perinatal infants,the clinical data of 116 women were retrospectively analyzed whose pregnancy was complicated by heart diseases admitted to the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University between January 2006 and December 2011. The results show that Congenital heart disease (CHD, 52 patients, 44.83%) accounted for complications in arrhythmia (16 patients, 13.79%), hypertensive heart disease ( 7 patients, 6.03%), and myocarditis 5 patients, 4.31%). A significant difference was observed in gestation length and the average newborn weight between the patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class I/II and those with NYHA class III/IV (P < 0.05). The rate patients who underwent caesarean delivery was 72.22%, and no perinatal mortality was observed in cases of pregnancies complicated by heart diseases.The results indicate that while CHD ranks first among heart diseases complicating pregnancy, RHD continues to be a complication in a large number of pregnancies in rural areas. Different cardiac functions affect gestation and newborn weight, and caesarean delivery at appropriate time may improve pregnancy outcomes.
[Wei Miao, Qing Miao. Pregnancy complicated by heart disease: Clinical analysis of 116 patients. Life Sci J2013;10(1):69-72] (ISSN:1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 11