Valvular Heart Disease in Pregnancy

Anna E. Bortnick, Lisa D. Levine

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The number of reproductive age women with valvular heart disease is rising and accounts for one third of all heart disease among pregnant women. Severe, symptomatic left-sided cardiac lesions, particularly mitral and aortic stenosis, and mechanical heart valves, are associated with adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. Decreasing maternal and fetal risk requires shared decision-making among patients and the heart team, consisting of obstetricians, maternal-fetal medicine subspecialists, and cardiologists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)910-922
Number of pages13
JournalClinical obstetrics and gynecology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2020


  • cardiac
  • heart
  • pregnancy
  • valve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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