Karen Flood

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Congenital Heart Disease

Maternal Congenital Heart Disease in Pregnancy 1. What every clinician should know Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect, affecting 8 out of 1,000 live births. Advances in surgical techniques and medical therapies have resulted in approximately 85% of children born with structural heart defects surviving to childbearing age. Today CHD comprises…

Triplet pregnancy

Triplet Pregnancy 1. What every clinician should know A. Clinical features and incidence In the United States, as in many other developed nations, the number of multiple births has risen dramatically over the past 3 decades, with a quadrupling of triplet births. The rate of triplet and higher-order multifetal gestations has increased by over 400%…

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