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- Received April 2, 2016
- Accepted May 3, 2016
- Published online August 2, 2016.
- aDepartment of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
- bHeart Institute, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
- cDepartment of Cardiology, University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands
- dUniversity of Toronto Pregnancy and Heart Disease Program, Toronto Congenital Cardiac Centre for Adults, Mount Sinai Hospital and University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- ↵∗Reprint requests and correspondence:
Dr. Uri Elkayam, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Southern California School of Medicine, 2020 Zonal Avenue, Room 331, Los Angeles, California 90033-1034.
Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of nonobstetric maternal morbidity and mortality. Early diagnosis and appropriate care can lead to prevention of complications and improvement of pregnancy outcome. This paper continues the review and provides recommendations for the approach to high-risk cardiovascular conditions during gestation.
- heart defects
- Marfan syndrome
- post-partum period
- Turner syndrome
The authors have reported that they have no relationships relevant to the contents of this paper to disclose.
- Received April 2, 2016.
- Accepted May 3, 2016.
- 2016 American College of Cardiology Foundation