Obstetric outcome of 6346 pregnancies with infants affected by congenital heart defects
2006 (English)In: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, ISSN 0301-2115, Vol. 125, no 2, 211-216 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objective: To evaluate whether pregnancies with infants affected by congenital heart defects are associated with adverse obstetric and perinatal outcome. Study design: In a prospective population-based cohort study from Sweden (1992-2001), 6346 singleton pregnancies with infants affected by congenital heart defects were, after suitable adjustments, compared to all delivered women. Results: The prevalence of cardiovascular defects was 9.1 per 1000 births. Among them, mothers of 6346 infants (71%) had information on maternal smoking habits and maternal height and weight in early pregnancy that enabled the calculation of BMI. All cases with known chromosomal abnormalities and/or maternal pre-existing diabetes were excluded. Eighty-four percent (n = 5338) had an isolated cardiovascular defect. Severe types occurred in 21.7% (n = 1378). In the group of pregnancies with infants affected by congenital heart defects as compared to all delivered women, there was an increased risk of the following outcomes (adjusted OR (95%CI)): pre-eclampsia (1.21 (1.06-1.37)), cesarean section (1.91 (1.79-2.03)), instrumental delivery (1.21 (1.10-1.34)), pre-term delivery (2.58 (2.39-2.79)), small-for gestational age (1.96 (1.77-2.16)), meconium aspiration (1.51 (1.28-1.77)), and fetal distress (1.38 (1.17-1.63)). Conclusions: Pregnancies with infants affected by congenital heart defects are associated with several obstetric and neonatal complications. © 2005 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 125, no 2, 211-216 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-35117DOI: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2005.07.006Local ID: 24927OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-35117DiVA: diva2:255965