Vasculopathic diseases raise risk during pregnancy

04/15/2008 | Medscape (free registration)

Women with systemic sclerosis, primary pulmonary hypertension or sickle cell anemia have a higher risk of complicated pregnancies and should receive extensive counseling when considering having a baby, researchers report. Women with these diseases had higher rates of pre-eclampsia, required more hospitalizations and had longer hospital stays after delivery.

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