Pregnancy in the Woman with Congenital Heart Disease
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Credit/contact hours: .75
Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes
Publication Date: Sept 4, 2019
Expiration date: Sept 3, 2025
Reviewed: Sept 3, 2022
Maternal mortality rates are increasing in the United States, driven in part by women with congenital heart disease (CHD) becoming pregnant. These patients require exceptional care, but can still have a good outcome if managed carefully. This course covers the impact of maternal cardiac disease on maternal mortality and 6 key principles for managing pregnant women with CHD.
Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.
You Will Learn
- Understand the impact of maternal cardiac disease on maternal mortality
- Learn normal physiologic cardiac changes of pregnancy
- Be able to identify key principles in managing pregnant women with congenital heart disease