Diagnostic Cardiovascular Imaging and Therapeutic Strategies in Pregnancy: JACC Focus Seminar 4/5

American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular Disease in Women Committee and the Cardio-Obstetrics Work Group

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Abstract

The prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in pregnancy, both diagnosed and previously unknown, is rising, and CVD is a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. Historically, women of child-bearing potential have been underrepresented in research, leading to lasting knowledge gaps in the cardiovascular care of pregnant and lactating women. Despite these limitations, clinicians should be familiar with the safety of frequently used diagnostic and therapeutic interventions to adequately care for this at-risk population. This review, the fourth of a 5-part series, provides evidence-based recommendations regarding the use of common cardiovascular diagnostic tests and medications in pregnant and lactating women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1813-1822
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Volume77
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 13 2021

Keywords

  • cardio-obstetrics
  • imaging
  • lactation
  • medication
  • pregnancy

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