Echocardiography in Pregnancy: Part 2

Meena Narayanan, Uri Elkayam, Tasneem Zehra Naqvi

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Abstract

The prevalence of pregnant women with cardiovascular heart disease is increasing. Transthoracic echocardiography is safe during pregnancy, and it is an important diagnostic tool in pregnant women with established heart disease in order to monitor ventricular and valvular anatomy and function. In addition, it can be used to delineate cardiac anatomy in complex congenital heart disease and help stratify maternal risk during pregnancy. This review will focus on the use of echocardiography in the diagnosis and management of pregnant women with common congenital lesions and with prosthetic valves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number90
JournalCurrent Cardiology Reports
Volume18
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

Keywords

  • Congenital heart disease
  • Echocardiography
  • Pregnancy
  • Valvular heart disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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