Contraception for cardiac patients

Providing effective birth control for women with heart problems presents a unique challenge.

Following advice on contraception for women with diabetes, the reproductive health issues facing women with heart disease are just as important.

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There are higher numbers of women with cardiac problems in the reproductive age group, partly because around 90% of children with congenital cardiac disease are surviving to adulthood, and also because of a rise in metabolic risks, such as obesity and diabetes.1,2

Unfortunately, cardiac disease remains one of the major causes for maternal mortality in most developed countries.

For some women with severe

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