Am J Perinatol 2001; 18(5): 245-266
DOI: 10.1055/s-2001-16991
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Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy

Patrick S. Ramsey1 , Kirk D. Ramin2 , Susan M. Ramin3
  • 1Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
  • 2Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo Medical Center, Rochester, Minnesota
  • 3Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas-Houston Medical School, Houston Texas
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Publication Date:
10 September 2001 (online)

ABSTRACT

Cardiovascular adaptations of pregnancy are generally well tolerated in the healthy gravida; however, these changes can place undue stress on women with underlying cardiovascular disease and can result in increased risk for morbidity and mortality. In this article, we will review issues related to preconceptional counseling, cardiovascular adaptations of pregnancy, and the prognosis and management of the gravida with cardiac disease in pregnancy.

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