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J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Aug 2;68(5):502-516. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2016.05.050. Epub 2016 Jul 18.

High-Risk Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy: Part II.

Author information

1
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California. Electronic address: elkayam@usc.edu.
2
Heart Institute, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel.
3
Department of Cardiology, University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.
4
University of Toronto Pregnancy and Heart Disease Program, Toronto Congenital Cardiac Centre for Adults, Mount Sinai Hospital and University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Abstract

Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of nonobstetric maternal morbidity and mortality. Early diagnosis and appropriate care can lead to prevention of complications and improvement of pregnancy outcome. This paper continues the review and provides recommendations for the approach to high-risk cardiovascular conditions during gestation.

KEYWORDS:

Marfan syndrome; Turner syndrome; cardiomyopathies; congenital; heart defects; hypertension; post-partum period; pulmonary

PMID:
27443948
DOI:
10.1016/j.jacc.2016.05.050
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