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October 2018 Br J Cardiol 2018;25:135–7 Online First

News from ESC 2018: Is it safe for women with heart disease to become pregnant?

BJC Staff

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European Society of Cardiology congress 2018, held in Munich Professor Jolien Roos-Hesselink, said: “Pregnancy is safe for most women with heart disease but for some it is too risky. Our study shows that fewer women with heart disease die or have heart failure during pregnancy than 10 years ago. However, nearly one in 10 women with pulmonary arterial hypertension died during pregnancy or early post-partum.” She added that pre-pregnancy counselling is crucial to identify women who should be advised against pregnancy, for instance in those with severe valvular heart disease, and to discuss the risks, options and to initiate timely treatment

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October 2016 Online First

Pulmonary hypertension news from ESC and ERS

Logan Thirugnanasothy

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PH update from ERS The 2015 ESC/ERS guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of PH Updated collaborative guidelines from the ERS and ESC on the diagnosis and management of pulmonary hypertension (PH) were presented at the ERS by Professor Marc Humbert (chairperson of the ERS taskforce). PH diseases continue to be classified into one of five groups and its haemodynamic definition remains unchanged, with a mean pulmonary artery pressure ≥ 25 mmHg at right heart catheterisation. Right heart catheterisation There is a high prevalence of left heart disease in the PH population. As the pulmonary arterial wedge pressure (PAWP) may be normal in

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