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pregnant with cardiomyopathy,valve regurgitation

I am 36 years old and was diagnosed with mild cardiomyopathy of the left ventricle. mild mitral and tricuspid regur and a right bundle branch block.  I take Digoxin. I have 2 small children and was not planning on having more. But as my luck goes, 1 week prior to my husbands vasectomy, I discover I am pregnant. My previous obgyn will not even see me and the High risk Dr. they referred me to can not see me for 1 1/2 months from now. I don't know what to do.  I see my cardiologist in 5 days to let him know what has happened. What should I do?  What are my chances of surviving a pregnancy with this.  I had PIH with my first pregnancy and was very edematous and recieved magnesium. I had to take Labetalol for 6 weeks after delivery. My second pregnancy my blood pressure started rising in the 35th week and they induced me at 36 weeks. 1 year later i started having shortness of breath, exercise intolerance, severe fatigue and palpitations. The cardilogist thought it was related to a coxsackie b virus or maybe even my prior pregnancies.
   Does anyone know what my best and worse case scenerio is or should I terminate this pregnancy to keep my 2 and 5 year old from having to lose their mother?  Please help.  Thank you.  ema2log
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