Recognition and management of maternal cardiac disease in pregnancy.

  title={Recognition and management of maternal cardiac disease in pregnancy.},
  author={Patrick Ray and Gavin J Murphy and Leslie E Shutt},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  volume={93 3},
Heart disease is a leading cause of maternal death. The aim of this study is to review the most common causes of cardiac disease, highlight factors that should be recognized by the clinician, and address recent advances in the anaesthetic management of these patients. Incipient cardiac disease, including peripartum cardiomyopathy, myocardial infarction and aortic dissection, accounts for approximately one in six maternal deaths. The keys to successful diagnosis and management of incipient… CONTINUE READING
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