Addressing maternal mortality: the pregnant cardiac patient

Diana S. Wolfe, Afshan B. Hameed, Cynthia C. Taub, Ali N. Zaidi, Anna Bortnick

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Abstract

Cardiac disease in pregnancy is the number one indirect cause of maternal mortality in the United States. We propose a triad solution that includes universal screening for cardiovascular disease in pregnancy and postpartum women, patient education, and institution of a multidisciplinary cardiac team. Additionally, we emphasize essential elements to maximize care for the pregnant cardiac patient based on our experience at our institution in Bronx, NY.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • cardiac disease
  • high-risk pregnancy
  • maternal death

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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