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What to know before and during pregnancy in HTAD
January 03 2023
This PoK video presented by Professor Jolien Roos-Hesselink and Dr. Yaso Emmanuel gives a comprehensive overview of the issues to consider for patients with HTAD considering pregnancy. The main considerations include risk of recurrence, risk of an aortic event (during pregnancy/delivery), risks to the foetus, risks of the medications used during pregnancy and risks of further progressive disease in the mother. Appropriate advice for each patient will need to be individualized, according to each patient’s circumstances and medical history, which is why HTAD patients should talk to their cardiologist when they are considering pregnancy.