How is Takayasu arteritis managed during pregnancy?

Updated: Nov 14, 2018
  • Author: Jefferson R Roberts, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Pregnancy is an important concern in Takayasu arteritis; these patients require aggressive treatment. Pregnancy may exacerbate hypertension and/or cardiovascular complications and can increase the risk for maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Pregnancy may be safer during presumed remission of Takayasu arteritis. Fetal monitoring is indicated in patients with suspected complications of pregnancy.


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