Cardiac risk in pregnant women with rheumatic mitral stenosis

      The primary objective of this report was to define the predictors for maternal cardiac complications in a contemporary cohort of pregnant Canadian women with rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS). We also examined changes in the echocardiographic assessment of lesion severity during and after pregnancy.
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