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Experiences of women with cardiac disease in pregnancy: a systematic review and metasynthesis

Dawson, Angela; Krastev, Yordanka; Parsonage, William; Peek, Michael; Lust, Karin; Sullivan, Elizabeth


OBJECTIVE: Cardiac disease in pregnancy is a leading cause of maternal death in high-income countries. Evidence-based guidelines to assist in planning and managing the healthcare of affected women is lacking. The objective of this research was to produce the first qualitative metasynthesis of the experiences of pregnant women with existing or acquired cardiac disease to inform improved healthcare services. METHOD: We conducted a systematic search of peer-reviewed publications in five...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-09-28
Type: Journal article
Source: BMJ Open
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022755
Access Rights: Open Access


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