Severe Preeclampsia Complicating Mitral Valve Stenosis

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Abstract

Background and Objectives.

We present a report of a parturient with severe mitral valve stenosis diagnosed during a previous pregnancy who developed severe preeclampsia.

Methods:

Labor and subsequent abdominal delivery were managed with epidural analgesia and anesthesia. The clinical management was guided by invasive hemodynamic monitoring, including a flow-directed pulmonary artery catheter.

Conclusions:

Peripartum maternal and neonatal outcomes were satisfactory. Postpartum complications included pulmonary edema as well as peripartum heart failure and pulmonary thromboembolism 4 weeks postpartum.

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