A Study of Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy with a View to a Reduction of the Maternal Mortality from This Cause

MacLennan, Hector Ross (1932) A Study of Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy with a View to a Reduction of the Maternal Mortality from This Cause. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The care of the pregnant woman who is also the subject of cardiac disease involves innumerable difficulties. In some cases there is merely an association of the physiological state of pregnancy with a pathological cardiac state. The question of the effect of the one upon the other immediately arises. Again while normal pregnancy is physiological, it may on occasion become pathological by the onset of any of the toxic states peculiar to pregnancy or by the existence of any abnoimal feature such as a bony deformity in the mother, placenta praevia, hydramnios, or similar complication. Apart from the purely obstetrical aspects which present themselves there are often social, marital and religious questions which are obstacles to the physician in charge. These difficulties where they have been understood have often led obstetricians into unnecessary termination of a pregnancy as being a safe way out of a difficulty,and where the difficulties have not been understood they have frequently led to more serious results.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Medicine, Obstetrics
Date of Award: 1932
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1932-79936
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2020 10:19
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2020 10:19
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/79936

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