Paper Information

Journal:   AVICENNA JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE (SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF HAMADAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND HEALTH SERVICES)   Spring 2002 , Volume 9 , Number 1 (SN 23); Page(s) 18 To 20.
 
Paper: 

ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC EVALUATION OF PERICARDIAL EFFUSION IN NORMAL PREGNANT WOMEN AT 9TH MONTHS OF GESTATION AND FOLLOW UP OF IT SIX WEEKS AFTER DELIVERY

 
 
Author(s):  EMAMI F.*, NEDAEI N.
 
* Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences & Health Services, Hamadan, Iran
 
Abstract: 

To determine the incidence of pericardial effusion at the 9th gestational age in normal pregnant women, we performed echocardiography in 50 normal pregnant women at the end of pregnancy and then 6 weeks after delivery.
The results showed that 22% of pregnant women had mild to moderate pericardial effusion ,that were resolved completely in all cases 6 weeks after delivery. Pericardial effusion was significantly more prevalent in primigravids and there was no relationship between maternal age and it's occurance.
In view of this study, we recommend that in case of larger than moderate pericardial effusion or effusions that persist 6 weeks or more after delivery, a complete workup for pericardial effusion must be done.

 
Keyword(s): ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, PERICARDIAL EFFUSION, PREGNANCY
 
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