Heart Disease in Pregnancy

Paperback | April 17, 2011

byDawn Adamson, Mandish Dhanjal, Catherine Nelson-piercy

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All cardiologists will be called on to assess and manage pregnant women, however the majority have had little or no training in the subject. In the same way, obstetricians assess women with cardiac conditions, and therefore require the knowledge to both refer patients with heart disease aswell as to manage them through the pregnancy. However a recent enquiry into maternal deaths has highlighted that morbidity and mortality of women with heart disease in pregnancy has continued to increase over the last 15 years and substandard care has been identified in 40% of cases. Recommendationshave been made that women with, or at risk of, heart disease are screened and counselled on the appropriate risks of undergoing a pregnancy, and as a result all physicians involved need a good understanding of the subject and access to the relevant information. A concise handbook written for cardiology and obstetric trainees and consultants, as well as specialist nurses and midwives, Heart Disease in Pregnancy provides a detailed introduction to the physiological changes of pregnancy and gives practical advice on the management of women with heart diseasewho are pregnant or who are considering pregnancy. It also provides the relevant obstetric knowledge and processes needed for a cardiologist to successfully manage a pregnant woman.

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All cardiologists will be called on to assess and manage pregnant women, however the majority have had little or no training in the subject. In the same way, obstetricians assess women with cardiac conditions, and therefore require the knowledge to both refer patients with heart disease aswell as to manage them through the pregnancy. H...

Dr. Dawn Adamson is Consultant Interventional and Obstetric Cardiologist at the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire, UK. Mandish Dhanjal is Consultant Obstetrician at Queen Charlotte's Hospital, Imperial College NHS Trust, London, UK. Dr. Catherine Nelson-Piercy is Consultant Obstetric Physician at St Thomas' Hospital, G...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.07 inPublished:April 17, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199574308

ISBN - 13:9780199574308

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Table of Contents

1. Physiological changes in pregnancy2. The normal cardiac examination in pregnancy3. Investigations in pregnancy4. Ischaemic heart disease5. Native valvular heart disease6. Infective endocarditis7. Pregnancy post cardiac surgery8. Cardiac surgery in pregnancy9. Arrhythmias10. Cardiomyopathies11. Pulmonary hypertension12. Aortic pathology13. Cyanotic heart disease14. Acyanotic congenital heart disease15. Hypertension16. Thromboembolic disease17. Anti-coagulation in pregnancy18. Cardiac emergencies in pregnancy19. Pharmacology in pregnancy20. The multidisciplinary team management of heart disease in pregnancy21. Epidemiology of heart disease in pregnancy22. Pre-pregnancy counselling23. Contraception24. Obstetric care for the non-obstetrician25. Assisted reproduction techniques and surrogacy26. Obstetric anaesthesia and cardiac disease