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of 'Approach to acute abdominal pain in pregnant and postpartum women'

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Increased maternal cardiovascular mortality associated with pregnancy in women with Turner syndrome.
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Practice Committee of American Society For Reproductive Medicine
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Fertil Steril. 2012 Feb;97(2):282-4. Epub 2011 Dec 21.
 
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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