Outcome of Pregnancy in Women with Mitral Stenosis
Keywords:Mitral stenosis, Pregnancy
The aim of this study was to evaluate the maternal and fetal outcome of pregnancy in mitral stenosis. This
prospective study was carried out over period of 4 years (2005-2009) involving 50 pregnant patients with mitral
stenosis. 30 (60%) had single valve involvement and mitral stenosis was the most predominant lesion (60%).
7 patients (14%) had undergone interventional and surgical correction prior to the onset of pregnancy. 12
(24%) patients presented at NYHA class III-IV. Women with MS had 10% pulmonary edema. 8 (16%) developed
different types arrhythmia. There was one (1.67%) meternal death has been reported in this series. The
incidence of preterm birth and small for gestational age newborn was 12% and 14% respectively. Pregnancy
in women with valvular heart diseases associated with remarkable unfavourable effect on maternal and fetal
outcome which are related to severity of disease.
Keywords: Mitral stenosis; Pregnancy.
University Heart Journal Vol. 6, No. 2, July 2010 pp.74-77