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Response to ‘Pregnancy in women with pre-existent ischaemic heart disease’
  1. Matthew Cauldwell,
  2. Phil Steer,
  3. Mark R Johnson
  1. Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Imperial College London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Matthew Cauldwell, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Imperial College London, London SW10 9NH, UK; mrc100{at}

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We enjoyed Lameijer et al’s timely systematic review of the maternal cardiovascular and fetal outcomes of pregnancy in women with a history of ischaemic heart disease (IHD).1 Their study highlights that to date there are relatively few data, with the single largest study only including 50 pregnancies,2 in which there was an overall 10% risk of adverse cardiovascular event. However, we have several concerns regarding …

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