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Addressing maternal mortality: the pregnant cardiac patient

Published:September 29, 2018DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2018.09.035
      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.

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