Overview of Adult Congenital Heart Disease
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Patients With Pregnancy Issues

Successful pregnancies are possible with most forms of congenital heart disease. However, the many changes in a woman's cardiovascular system during pregnancy may cause increased risk to the mother with CHD and to her child. Childbearing is not recommended for individuals with certain forms of CHD - most particularly those with stenotic valvular disorders and those with systemic right ventricles. Consequently, it is important that women planning to have children receive informed medical advice from an Adult Congenital Heart Center.