Pregnancy and the cardiovascular system.

@article{Abbas2005PregnancyAT,
  title={Pregnancy and the cardiovascular system.},
  author={Amr E Abbas and Steven J Lester and Heidi J. Connolly},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={98 2},
  pages={179-89}
}
The cardiovascular system undergoes important adaptations during pregnancy to accommodate for fetal requirements. This causes a hemodynamic burden on patients with underlying heart disease, and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Moreover, certain cardiovascular diseases may be due to pregnancy. Although unusual, these diseases can pose a threat to the pregnant woman and her fetus. This review will discuss cardiovascular adaptations to pregnancy as well as the risk of… CONTINUE READING

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