Thanks for your query
At the age of 15 u may had acute rheumatic fever
. RHD is a complication of acute rheumatic fever if not treated properly with penicillin injections.Yes there is definitely increased risk of comlications due to RHD in pregnancy
. But that will again depends upon the degree of lesion and other associated complications. Certain risk factors which aggravate the problem severly are anemia, high blood pressure
, obesity, thyroid problems, excessive intake of high calorie diet, coffee, alcohol etc. So try to avoid them as much as possible.You need to be treated very cautiously during pregnancy also by a cardiologist. He will treat you accordingly. Outcome of baby is usually not affected,but the baby may suffer from prematurity as there is increased risk of preterm labour.
When left untreated, PAD can lead to serious complications, ranging from increased risk of heart attack
or stroke to limb amputation
.So you need to be treated properly.
Hope it helps.