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Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy

Stephanie Martin, Julie Arafeh
AACN Advanced Critical Care 2018, 29 (3): 295-302
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In the United States, cardiac disease is a leading contributor to maternal mortality and morbidity. This review addresses the impact of cardiac disease on management of pregnancy and how the physiological changes of pregnancy complicate patient treatment. Approaches to assessing risk in pregnant women with cardiac disease are reviewed. Key elements of a successful disease management strategy are reviewed. Management of cardiac arrest in a pregnant patient is discussed.

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