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Challenges in the management of pregnant patients with cardiovascular diseases
  1. Ahmet Güner1,
  2. Macit Kalçık2,
  3. Ezgi Gültekin Güner3,
  4. Mehmet Ertürk3,
  5. Mehmet Özkan4
  1. 1Department of Cardiology, University Of Health Sciences Turkey, Istanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic And Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  2. 2Deparment of Cardiology, Hitit University Faculty of Medicine, Corum, Turkey
  3. 3Cardiology, Mehmet Akif Ersoy Gogus Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Egitim Arastirma Hastanesi, Istanbul, Turkey
  4. 4Cardiology, Kartal Kosuyolu Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ahmet Güner, Mehmet Akif Ersoy Gogus Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Egitim Arastirma Hastanesi, Istanbul 34303, Turkey; ahmetguner488{at}gmail.com

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To the Editor

We have recently read with great interest the article by Baghel et al entitled ‘‘Prediction of adverse cardiac events in pregnant women with valvular rheumatic heart disease’’.1 We appreciate the authors for their study describing the predictors of adverse cardiac events in pregnant women with valvular rheumatic heart disease. On the other hand, we believe that there are some major drawbacks that need to be addressed.

The first and most obvious problem with this study is already evident in the abstract, where …

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  • Contributors AG: conceptualisation, writing—original draft preparation. MK: validation, writing—original draft preparation. EGG: review of literature. ME: supervision. MO: writing—reviewing and editing.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient and public involvement Patients and/or the public were not involved in the design, or conduct, or reporting, or dissemination plans of this research.

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