Cardiovascular disease in pregnancy

Alexandria J. Hill, Luis Pacheco

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Abstract

Although cardiac lesions in pregnancy are often well tolerated, those that are not warrant a cardiac evaluation as well as careful management in the antepartum and peripartum periods. Congenital heart disease cases comprise the majority of pregnant cardiac patients, and the lesions can require careful monitoring. Women who have valvular disease often tolerate pregnancy well, but there are specific lesions that require close monitoring throughout the pregnancy. Finally, peripartum cardiomyopathy, although rare, is of great concern and must be managed quickly and appropriately. We will review concerns and treatment for pregnant women who have congenital heart disease, valvular lesions, and peripartum cardiomyopathy, as well as provide guidance for drug therapy in the pregnant patient who has cardiac disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNeoReviews
Volume13
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2012

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Peripartum Period
Cardiovascular Diseases
Cardiomyopathies
Pregnancy
Heart Diseases
Pregnant Women
Drug Therapy
Therapeutics

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Hill, Alexandria J. ; Pacheco, Luis. / Cardiovascular disease in pregnancy. In: NeoReviews. 2012 ; Vol. 13, No. 11.
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