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Pregnancy safe after arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries

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Journal of the American Heart Association
Reuters Health - 30/12/2020 - Women who have had the arterial switch operation to correct transposition of the great arteries tolerate pregnancy well with few complications, according to registry data. "This is very important information because we can now counsel these patients and inform them that the risks of pregnancy are low," Dr. Jolien W. Roos-Hesselink, director of the adult congenital heart disease program, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, told Reuters Health by email. During the past 30 years, the arterial switch procedure has replaced the atrial switch procedure to correct transposition of the great arteries. "This technique seems to have better outcomes, but information on pregnancy in these women was scarce," Dr. Roos-Hesselink explained. In a report in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the researchers describe pregnancy outcomes in 41 women (mean age, 26.7 years) who had the arterial switch procedure fo...


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