Why should women with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) be offered birth control?

Updated: Apr 25, 2018
  • Author: Kristin E Schwab, MD; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Answer

Given the high mortality rate associated with pregnancy in patients with PAH, females of childbearing age should be offered birth control and counseled extensively about pregnancy.


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