Interventional Cardiology and Catheter-Based Interventions in Pregnancy
Cardiology in Review
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide and has been increasing in prevalence over the last several decades. Pregnancy is associated with significant hemodynamic changes that can overwhelm the maternal cardiovascular reserve, and may exacerbate previously asymptomatic cardiovascular disease. Complications associated with these may cause substantial harm to both the mother and the fetus, and the management of these conditions is often challenging. Numerous novel treatments and interventions have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of managing these conditions outside of pregnancy. However, there are little data regarding their use in the pregnant population. In this review, we describe the common cardiovascular diseases encountered during pregnancy and discuss their management strategies, with a particular focus on the role of percutaneous, catheter-based therapeutic interventions.
Gupta, R., Alcantara, R., Mahajan, S., Malik, A. H., Mehta, S. S., Frishman, W. H., & Aronow, W. S. (2022). Interventional Cardiology and Catheter-Based Interventions in Pregnancy. Cardiology in Review, 30 (1), 24-30. https://doi.org/10.1097/CRD.0000000000000361