Cardio-Obstetrics : A Practical Guide to Care for Pregnant Cardiac Patients

Afshan B. Hameed, Diana S. Wolfe

Cardiac disease is one of the leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality. Catastrophic outcomes typically encountered are due to gaps in knowledge and communication between health care providers. There is a great need for a standardized approach for care of this very high-risk group of pregnant women.

The book encompasses detailed obstetrics and cardiology perspectives that are crucial in the management of the commonly encountered cardiac conditions in pregnancy. This text aims to provide guidance to the whole team caring for a pregnant cardiac patient consisting of obstetricians, maternal-fetal medicine, hospitalists, cardiologists, obstetric anaesthesiologists, emergency physicians, primary care providers and nurses.

Features:

Cardio-Obstetric team organization

Preconception counselling and family planning considerations

Cardiovascular disease screening and risk stratification of a pregnant cardiac patient

Management of a wide spectrum of cardiovascular diagnoses through use of checklists and algorithms in a simple format

Essential key points for each cardiac diagnosis

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