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Risk of coronary heart disease during pregnancy

Coronary heart disease as the name advocates happens to be narrowing down of the coronary artery. This is the blood vessels that do supply blood to our heart. It emerges when fatty deposits accumulate in the artery and it works out to be one of the main reasons of heart attack worldwide. Heart medication pregnancy does provide some timely relief from this problem. For women who are above the age of 35 years, the risk increases substantially and it is existent till the age of 50 years.

The social changes do have a telling contribution in case of women who are prone to this problem. One of the main reasons is that the age where women conceive has increased. This is due to better advancements in health care domain and career coupled with financial pressures has forced women to become pregnant at a later age. It has to be stated that out of the lot lifestyle changes has to be the main problem. Obesity is the main cause and surprisingly the number of women who smoke exceeds their counterparts by a large number. The work pattern is that such most women are glued to their desk and women have left sports activities on the back bench. Consumption of alcohol has also increased on an alarming level at this point of time.

If you are a lady with coronary heart disease would it be worthy to risk with pregnancy?

This is indeed a question with a lot of confusion. It has to be stated that in recent times, women who are prone to coronary heart disease has gone on to reach a significant level. One of the greatest risks that are possessed with coronary heart disease is chances of heart attack during the process of labor. Risks like hypertension and diabetes also throw up potential risks to both the mother along with the baby. Some heart medications and pregnancy are not to be consumed as it has potential side effects. It is better to consult your doctor before you go on to have one. If you stop or begin any medicine all of a sudden it does add to the risk aspect as well.

The mere fact that you are pregnant does increase the incidence of coronary heart disease. What is worse is that this disease is more common in pregnant women in comparison to non-pregnant women at this same stage. In terms of estimation nearly 1 out of 10,000 women are affected by it in the USA. Though the rates are pretty much expected to be on the lower side, but large scale studies still need to be undertaken.

If you have coronary heart disease and you are planning to conceive, it is your personal decision and it is suggested that you do not take the decision without the consultation of your doctor or cardiologist. The major risk that arises is heart attack and it could prove to be fatal for the mother and the baby.