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Cardiopathies maternelles et grossesse: une prise en charge multidisciplinaire

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 7, no. 314, p. 2070,2072-2074,2076-7
Publication date2011

In developed countries, cardiovascular diseases are becoming one of the first causes of maternal death. Myocardial infarction, dissection of the thoracic aorta and cardiomyopathies are the leading causes. However, preexisting maternal cardiac diseases, such as congenital heart diseases, are more commonly encountered and may be associated with significant maternal and perinatal morbidity. This article reviews hemodynamic changes occurring during pregnancy, proposes a risk stratification according to pre-existing cardiac diseases, and discusses the monitoring and overall management of these patients. Finally, two pregnancy-triggered cardiac diseases are discussed: coronary artery disease and peripartum cardiomyopathy.

  • Blood Pressure/physiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Patient Care Team
  • Pregnancy/physiology
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular/physiopathology/therapy
  • Risk Assessment
  • Stroke Volume/physiology
Citation (ISO format)
JASTROW MEYER, Nicole et al. Cardiopathies maternelles et grossesse: une prise en charge multidisciplinaire. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2011, vol. 7, n° 314, p. 2070,2072–2074,2076–7.
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