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Current Cardiology Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-403X
ISSN (Online): 1875-6557

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Cardiovascular Diseases in Pregnancy - A Brief Overview

Author(s): Ankit Kumar Sahu*, Mullusoge Mariappa Harsha and Sonika Rathoor

Volume 18, Issue 1, 2022

Published on: 25 August, 2021

Article ID: e250821195824 Pages: 12

DOI: 10.2174/1573403X17666210825103653

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Even though, there have been many advances in maternal medical care and fertility treatments, the presence of cardiovascular disease has a significant impact on pregnancy. In pregnant women, several heart conditions, such as valvular heart disease, chronic hypertension, congenital heart defects and non-ischemic cardiomyopathies are linked to increased risk of fetal as well as maternal morbidity and mortality. To date, the management of the co-existing conditions of pregnancy and heart disease has been challenging. Therefore, in-depth information may be beneficial to tackle a difficult case scenario. Towards this end, this paper provides an overview of the recent updated knowledge of pregnancy-related cardiovascular diseases in women.

Keywords: Physiological adaptation, cardiovascular hemodynamics, multidimensional approach, feto-maternal safety, risk assessment.

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