Medicine And Books

Heart Disease in Pregnancy

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 05 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:67
  1. Kassam Mahomed
  1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Zimbabwe

    Ed Celia Oakley BMJ Publishing, £69.95, pp 442 ISBN 0 7279 1065 5

    The personal experience of obstetricians and physicians with a special interest in heart disease in pregnancy is likely to be based on few cases. Because scientific evidence based on clinical trials is still scanty, the authors of this book—which is intended to help in the practical management of patients with cardiovascular problems in pregnancy—have used the wealth of experience from a specialist referral unit at Hammersmith Hospital.

    The book is targeted at doctors working in countries such as Britain where congenital defects predominate. This is not …

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