Tricuspid atresia and pregnancy

Obstet Gynecol. 1977 Jul;50(1 Suppl):72s-73s.


Tricuspid atresia is one of the rarest heart defects, and it is rarely associated with prolonged survival. This paper describes the third known case of pregnancy associated with tricuspid atresia. This is the first detailed report of the clinical course of a patient with this disorder. Complications included heart failure, multiple pulmonary emboli, cerebral embolization, and premature labor. Recommendations are made regarding patient care.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Blood Gas Analysis
  • Digoxin / administration & dosage
  • Electrocardiography
  • Female
  • Furosemide / administration & dosage
  • Heart Septal Defects / diagnosis
  • Heparin / administration & dosage
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / diagnosis*
  • Pulmonary Embolism / diagnosis
  • Tricuspid Valve / abnormalities*


  • Digoxin
  • Furosemide
  • Heparin