Management of Women With Acquired Cardiovascular Disease From Pre-Conception Through Pregnancy and Postpartum: JACC Focus Seminar 3/5

Ki Park, C Noel Bairey Merz, Natalie A Bello, Melinda Davis, Claire Duvernoy, Islam Y Elgendy, Keith C Ferdinand, Afshan Hameed, Dipti Itchhaporia, Margo B Minissian, Harmony Reynolds, Puja Mehta, Andrea M Russo, Rashmee U Shah, Annabelle Santos Volgman, Janet Wei, Nanette K Wenger, Carl J Pepine, Kathryn J Lindley
Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2021 April 13, 77 (14): 1799-1812
Acquired cardiovascular conditions are a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. A growing number of pregnant women have acquired and heritable cardiovascular conditions and cardiovascular risk factors. As the average age of childbearing women increases, the prevalence of acute coronary syndromes, cardiomyopathy, and other cardiovascular complications in pregnancy are also expected to increase. This document, the third of a 5-part series, aims to provide practical guidance on the management of such conditions encompassing pre-conception through acute management and considerations for delivery.

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