Anesthetic Care of the Pregnant Patient With Cardiovascular Disease

Published: February 13, 2023

patients hands with an IV drip
  • Cardiovascular disease is now the leading cause of maternal mortality in the United States.
  • Comprehensive scientific statements from cardiology and obstetrics experts guide the management of cardio-obstetric patients. The contribution of the anesthesiologist to Pregnancy Heart Team is vital to safe peripartum care.
  • This scientific statement proposes principles for anesthesiologists on how to approach caring for obstetric patients with cardiovascular diseases as part of the Pregnancy Heart Team.