Acta Scientific Paediatrics (ISSN: 2581-883X)

Review Article Volume 3 Issue 11

The Association between Congenital Heart Disease in Infants and Preeclampsia

Samah Alasrawi1*, Mohammad Nour Alesrawi2 and Ahmad Al Esrawi2

1Pediatric Cardiologist, AlJalila Children`s Hospital, Dubai, UAE
2Obstetrician and Gynecologist, St Antonios Hospital, Germany

*Corresponding Author: Samah Alasrawi, Pediatric Cardiologist, Adjunct Faculty in MBRU, AlJalila Children`s Hospital, Dubai, UAE.

Received: September 17, 2020; Published: October 28, 2020



Introduction: Preeclampsia and Congenital heart disease shared angiogenic pathways in both conditions. There is evidence of angiogenic imbalance in women carrying fetuses with major congenital heart defects and in fetuses terminated because of these defects. Either way, the data suggested that excessive antiangiogenesis early in pregnancy may play a role in the origin of at least some congenital heart defects.

Objective of the Study: Mini review of 3 international studies about the association between Congenital Heart Disease in infants and Preeclampsia.

Studies: We reviewed 3 studies from Denmark, Nigeria and Canada all chord studies, some of them collected the pregnant women and others collected the infants.

Results: All studies confirm the association between the Congenital Heart Disease in infants and Preeclampsia.

Conclusion: The absolute prevalence of congenital heart defects was higher for infants of women with preeclampsia than those without it. So, it is important to do the screening fetal heart scan for the women who had preeclampsia and after birth Echo for their newborns.

Keywords: Congenital Heart Disease; Preeclampsia



Citation: Samah Alasrawi., et al. “The Association between Congenital Heart Disease in Infants and Preeclampsia". Acta Scientific Paediatrics 3.11 (2020): 69-70.


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