Pregnancy in the Woman with Congenital Heart Disease

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.

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

Author(s): Donald J. Dudley, MD

Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes

Credit hours: .75

Method and Medium: Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again if a question is answered incorrectly.

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