Increased maternal cardiovascular mortality associated with pregnancy in women with Turner syndrome

Capsule:
This revised Committee Opinion outlines reproductive issues relevant to women with Turner syndrome, including associated maternal morbidity and mortality, oocyte donation, prenatal testing and care, and alternatives to infertility treatment, such as surrogacy or adoption.

Author:
Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Volume 97, Issue 2 , Pages 282-284, February 2012

Abstract:
In women with Turner syndrome, the risk of death from aortic dissection or rupture during pregnancy may be 2%, and this risk persists during the postpartum period owing to pregnancy-related aortic changes. Turner syndrome is a relative contraindication for pregnancy; however, it is an absolute contraindication for pregnancy in a patient with a documented cardiac anomaly. This document replaces the 2008 document of the same name.

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