Cardiovascular Disease in Women ( VII ) Pregnancy and Heart Disease

  title={Cardiovascular Disease in Women ( VII ) Pregnancy and Heart Disease},
  author={Antonia Pijuan Dom{\`e}necha and Michael A. Gatzoulisb},
  • Antonia Pijuan Domènecha, Michael A. Gatzoulisb
  • Published 2017
Pregnancy and delivery are associated with substantial physiological changes that require adaptations in the cardiovascular system. These changes, well-tolerated in pregnant women without heart disease, expose woman with cardiovascular disease to serious risk. In fact, heart disease is the most frequent cause of maternal death, after psychiatric disorders, and the number of pregnant women with heart disease is expected to grow in the coming years. Preventing cardiovascular complications should… CONTINUE READING