Antidepressant use in pregnancy and severe cardiac malformations: Danish register-based study

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Objective Studies restricted to live births may underestimate severe teratogenic effects. We address the limitation by including data from both prenatal and postnatal diagnoses of cardiac malformations. Design Register-based study. Setting Denmark. Population 364 012 singleton pregnancies from 2007 to 2014. Methods We used data from five nationwide registries. Exposure to antidepressants was measured using redeemed prescriptions. Main outcome measures Pregnancies with cardiac malformations that end in miscarriage, termination, stillbirth, postnatal death or cardiac surgery
Original languageEnglish
JournalBJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2021

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    Research areas

  • Antidepressants, pregnancy, prenatal ultrasound, selection bias, SSRI, venlafaxine

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