Anomalous Left Coronary Artery
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Pregnancy Issues

Recommendations for pregnancy should be determined in consultation with your cardiologist.

In cases where post-operative left ventricular dysfunction, ischemia, and/or mitral valve insufficiency remain significant, careful monitoring is necessary. The increase in blood volume that results from pregnancy may affect the levels of oxygen present in the heart's blood supply. Also, the isometric aspects of childbirth may be dangerous to the patient and the cardiologist may recommend childbirth through cesarean section.

Anyone with congenital heart disease, repaired or non-repaired, should consult with their cardiologist prior to becoming pregnant to review the risks.