Cardiovascular Considerations in Caring for Pregnant Patients
Published: May 04, 2020
- Cardio-obstetrics, as a multidisciplinary team approach (called a Pregnancy Heart Team), has emerged as an important way to care for women with cardiovascular disease during pregnancy.
- Early involvement of this team is important to prevent the morbidity and mortality common in women with cardiovascular conditions.
- This scientific statement provides information for the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease during pregnancy.
Writing Group Chair Laxmi Mehta, MD announces the publication of "Cardiovascular Diseases During Pregnancy: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association."
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