Cardiovascular problems and pregnancy: an approach to management

Cleve Clin J Med. 2004 Dec;71(12):977-85. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.71.12.977.


Women with some congenital or acquired heart lesions are at increased risk for a number of maternal and neonatal complications during pregnancy. Knowing what constitutes high risk and when to refer to a specialty clinic are key to successfully managing such patients.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cardiomyopathies / physiopathology
  • Female
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Patient Care Management*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular*
  • Pregnancy, High-Risk*
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease / physiopathology
  • Risk Factors