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Antidepressants While Pregnant Linked to Slight Risk of Lung Problem in Babies, Karolinska University Hospital Study


1/13/2012 7:22:46 AM

Women who use antidepressants called selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors such as Prozac and Celexa during pregnancy run a slight risk of having an infant with high blood pressure in the lungs, a new Swedish study finds. The condition, known as persistent pulmonary hypertension, can lead to shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. Although rare, severe disease is associated with heart failure, the investigators noted.

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