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Pregnancy with Suspected Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: A Referral for Confirmation Prior to Termination of Pregnancy
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  • Cody Schwartz,
  • Neeraj Jain,
  • Murtuza Ali,
  • Viviana Falco
Cody Schwartz
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
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Neeraj Jain
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
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Murtuza Ali
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
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Viviana Falco
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
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Abstract

Certain cardiovascular conditions pose a significant maternal-fetal risk during pregnancy with the greatest risk seen in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Current guidelines clearly recommend the avoidance of pregnancy in women with PAH and termination when pregnancy does occur but only after the diagnosis of PAH has been confirmed by right heart catheterization (RHC).