Addressing maternal mortality: the pregnant cardiac patient

Diana S. Wolfe, Afshan B. Hameed, Cynthia C. Taub, Ali N. Zaidi, Anna E. Bortnick

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Cardiac disease in pregnancy is the number one indirect cause of maternal mortality in the United States. We propose a triad solution that includes universal screening for cardiovascular disease in pregnancy and postpartum women, patient education, and institution of a multidisciplinary cardiac team. Additionally, we emphasize essential elements to maximize care for the pregnant cardiac patient based on our experience at our institution in Bronx, NY.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167.e1-167.e8
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2019


  • cardiac disease
  • high-risk pregnancy
  • maternal death

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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