The new edition of this practical guide draws on the clinicalskills of a wide range of international experts to help yourecognize and manage heart disease in pregnancy. Designed foron-the-spot use, this convenient and concise text helps youidentify a cardiac problem, understand its pathophysiology, andrespond appropriately.
Under the careful editorial direction of Drs. Oakley and Warnes,the Second Edition introduces new contributors from North Americaand Europe as well as new chapters on:
* pulmonary hypertension
* rheumatic heart disease
* artificial heart valves
* Marfan syndrome
* auto-immune diseases
* hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
* rhythm disorders
* cardiac intervention
The entire book is scrupulously updated to reflect the mostcurrent standards of care. The contributors - all recognizedleaders in their respective fields - outline the pathway todiagnosis and appropriate management by a multi-disciplinaryteam.
Although heart disease is the leading medical cause of maternaldeath, clinical trials in this population are few and the evidencebase is small. The expert recommendations in Heart Disease inPregnancy, Second Edition, are a welcome source of informationfor cardiologists, obstetricians, general practitioners, and allmembers of the patient care team.