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of 'Approach to acute abdominal pain in pregnant and postpartum women'
Increased maternal cardiovascular mortality associated with pregnancy in women with Turner syndrome.
Practice Committee of American Society For Reproductive Medicine
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.