1st Edition

Cardio-Obstetrics A Practical Guide to Care for Pregnant Cardiac Patients

Edited By Afshan B. Hameed, Diana S. Wolfe Copyright 2020
    206 Pages 47 Color & 46 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    206 Pages 47 Color & 46 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    206 Pages 47 Color & 46 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    Cardiac disease is one of the leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality. Catastrophic outcomes typically encountered are due to gaps in knowledge and communication between health care providers. There is a great need for a standardized approach for care of this very high-risk group of pregnant women.

    The book encompasses detailed obstetrics and cardiology perspectives that are crucial in the management of the commonly encountered cardiac conditions in pregnancy. This text aims to provide guidance to the whole team caring for a pregnant cardiac patient consisting of obstetricians, maternal-fetal medicine, hospitalists, cardiologists, obstetric anaesthesiologists, emergency physicians, primary care providers and nurses.


    • Cardio-Obstetric team organization
    • Preconception counselling and family planning considerations
    • Cardiovascular disease screening and risk stratification of a pregnant cardiac patient
    • Management of a wide spectrum of cardiovascular diagnoses through use of checklists and algorithms in a simple format
    • Essential key points for each cardiac diagnosis

    1 Burden of cardiovascular disease
    Diana Wolfe, Afshan B. Hameed, and Elliott Main
    2 The Cardio Obstetric team
    Diana Wolfe
    3 Cardiovascular physiology of pregnancy and clinical implications
    Jessica Spiegelman, Marie-Louise Meng, Jennifer Haythe, and Dena Goffman
    4 Preconception care: Optimization of cardiac risk
    Mary M. Canobbio
    5 Termination and contraceptive options for the cardiac patient
    Blake Zwerling and Rachel Perry
    6 Cardiovascular symptoms: Is it pregnancy or the heart?
    Melissa Perez and Afshan B Hameed
    7 Cardiac diagnostic testing in pregnancy
    Edlira Tam and Cynthia Taub
    8 Anesthesia and analgesia in the pregnant cardiac patient
    Katherine W. Arendt
    9 Anticoagulation in pregnancy
    Rachel A Newman, Ather Mehboob, and Judith H Chung
    10 Congenital Heart Disease in pregnancy
    Jeannette P. Lin
    11 Valve disease in pregnancy
    Tanush Gupta, Thomas Boucher, and Anna E. Bortnick
    12 Cardiomyopathies in pregnancy
    Joan Briller
    13 Vascular disease and dissection in pregnancy
    Melinda B. Davis
    14 Acute coronary syndromes in pregnancy
    Pavan Reddy, Gassan Moady, and Uri Elkayam
    15 Pulmonary hypertension in pregnancy
    Nisha Garg and Stephanie Martin
    16 Arrhythmias in pregnancy
    Dana Senderoff and Lee Brian Padove
    17 Thromboembolism and amniotic fluid embolism
    Arthur J. Vaught
    18 Endocarditis in pregnancy
    Ann K. Lal and Thaddeus P. Waters
    19 Cardiac surgery in pregnancy
    Kathryn Lindley
    20 Cardiovascular medications in pregnancy
    Alice Chan and Ali N Zaidi
    21 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in pregnancy
    Lauren A. Plante



    Afshan B. Hameed, MD, FACC, FACOG, Professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Cardiology, University of California, Irvine

    Diana S. Wolfe, MD, MPH, FACOP, Associate Professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, New York

    This book is most appropriate for general obstetricians, maternal-fetal medicine physicians, and cardiologists interested in pregnancy care. This is certainly a book that many obstetricians and maternal-fetal medicine providers, including me, will be adding to their collection.

    - Doody’s Review Service