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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 93-96

Combined cesarean section and mitral valve replacement in severe symptomatic mitral valve disease with unfavorable valve anatomy: Experience at a tertiary referral center of North India

1 Department of Maternal and Reproductive Health, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Sangeeta Yadav
Type IV/72, Old Campus, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Raibareilly Road, Lucknow - 226 014, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/heartindia.heartindia_24_19

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Objective: To discuss the management in a subset of patients with severe mitral valve disease having calcified, nonpliable valves not suitable for percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty during pregnancy, presenting with Stage III–IV of the clinical classification of New York Heart Association. Methods: Patients with nonpliable valves presenting with heart failure in pregnancy at advanced gestation were planned for simultaneous cesarean section followed by mitral valve replacement. Results: All patients underwent successful surgery with good maternal and neonatal outcome. Conclusion: Patients with severe mitral valvular disease in failure in pregnancy, who are at high risk of mortality in pregnancy or during and following delivery, benefit from combined surgery.

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