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Attained pregnancy among women with a prosthetic heart valve.

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Summary of "Attained pregnancy among women with a prosthetic heart valve."

Women with prosthetic heart valves are at higher risk for adverse outcomes during pregnancy. The rates of achieved pregnancy, regardless of the pregnancy outcome, are largely unknown in this group of women.

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Name: European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology
ISSN: 1872-7654
Pages: 172-177

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