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Heart Disease in Pregnancy


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Hypertension in Pregnancy
Covers gestational and chronic hypertension in addition to severe preeclampsia, eclampsia, and HELLP syndrome and discusses the interaction with the renal, hematological, neurological, and hepatic systems of pregnant women.

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Journal articles

Cardiology Patient Page: Peripartum Cardiomyopathy. Givertz MM. Circulation. 2013 May 21;127(20):e622-6.

Cardiovascular Diseases in Pregnancy. Regitz-Zagrosek V, Seeland U, Geibel-Zehender A, Gohlke-Bärwolf C, Kruck I, Schaefer C. Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2011 Apr;108(16):267-73. doi: 10.3238/arztebl.2011.0267. Epub 2011 Apr 22.

Coronary Artery Disease and Myocardial Infarction in Pregnancy: A Review of Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Medical and Surgical Management. Kealey A. Can J Cardiol. 2010 Jun-Jul;26(6):185-9.

ESC Guidelines on the Management of Cardiovascular Diseases During pregnancy: The Task Force on the Management of Cardiovascular Diseases During Pregnancy of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). European Society of Gynecology (ESG); Association for European Paediatric Cardiology (AEPC); German Society for Gender Medicine (DGesGM), Regitz-Zagrosek V, Blomstrom Lundqvist C, Borghi C, Cifkova R, Ferreira R, Foidart JM, Gibbs JS, Gohlke-Baerwolf C, Gorenek B, Iung B, Kirby M, Maas AH, Morais J, Nihoyannopoulos P, Pieper PG, Presbitero P, Roos-Hesselink JW, Schaufelberger M, Seeland U, Torracca L; ESC Committee for Practice Guidelines. Eur Heart J. 2011 Dec;32(24):3147-97

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Care. 2004 Jan;27 Suppl 1:S88-90.

Hypertension in Pregnancy. Report of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Task Force on Hypertension in Pregnancy. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Task Force on Hypertension in Pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Nov;122(5):1122-31.

Management of Pregnancy in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease. Harris IS.Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2011 Jan-Feb;53(4):305-11.

Managing Palpitations and Arrhythmias During Pregnancy. Adamson DL, Nelson-Piercy C.
Heart. 2007 Dec;93(12):1630-6.

Outcome of Pregnancy in Patients with Structural or Ischaemic Heart Disease: Results of a Registry of the European Society of Cardiology. Roos-Hesselink JW, Ruys TP, Stein JI, Thilén U, Webb GD, Niwa K, Kaemmerer H, Baumgartner H, Budts W, Maggioni AP, Tavazzi L, Taha N, Johnson MR, Hall R; ROPAC Investigators. Eur Heart J. 2013 Mar;34(9):657-65.

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: Review and Practice Guidelines. Johnson-Coyle L, Jensen L, Sobey A; American College of Cardiology Foundation; American Heart Association. Am J Crit Care. 2012 Mar;21(2):89-98

Pregnancy as a Window to Future Health The Development of Complications in Pregnancy Provides a New Window of Opportunity for Early Heart Disease Risk Screening and Intervention for Women. Smith GN, Saade G. Published online: Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 2013.

Valvular Heart Disease in Pregnancy. Vasu S, Stergiopoulos K. Hellenic J Cardiol. 2009 Nov-Dec;50(6):498-510.

From the web

Gestational Diabetes (PubMed Health)

Heart Disorders During Pregnancy (Merck Manual Home Edition)

High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy (NHLBI)

How to Stay Heart Healthy During Pregnancy (Go Red for Women)

Pregnancy in Women with Congenital Heart Disease (Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions)


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American Dietetic Association Guide to Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
This reference examines the pathophysiology, classification, screening, and diagnosis of gestational diabetes, and provides information on testing methods used to monitor maternal and fetal health, nutrition requirements in pregnancy, medical nutrition therapy, insulin therapy in pregnancy, and postpartum considerations.

Current Diagnosis & Treatment Cardiology
This book provides concise, clinically focused coverage of the major disease entities and therapeutic challenges in cardiology. It covers all the important management issues in cardiology and includes detailed information on pregnancy and heart disease.

Women & Heart Disease
This best-selling, updated title, aimed at changing this treatment of women's cardiac issues, covers all aspects of female cardiovascular disease.

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