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Table 2 Cardiovascular symptoms at specified follow up visits in women with RHD

From: The personal and clinical impact of screen-detected maternal rheumatic heart disease in Uganda: a prospective follow up study

Cardiac symptoms Pregnancy Follow-up p-value
Palpitations, n (%) 17/40, 43% 18/40, 45% 1.0
Exercise intolerance, n (%) 13/40, 33% 16/40, 40% 0.64
Chest pain, n (%) 13/40, 33% 14/40, 35% 1.0
Shortness of breath, n (%) 8/40, 20% 6/40, 15% 0.77
Swelling, n (%) 6/40, 15% 6/40, 15% 1.0
Syncope, n (%) 5/40, 13% 0/40, 0% 0.05
Hemoptysis, n (%) 0/40, 0% 0/40, 0% 1.0
No symptoms, n (%) 13/40, 33% 18/40, 45% 0.36