Novel collaborative cardiology and maternal fetal medicine practice - experience at the heart and pregnancy program.
PURPOSE: The Heart and Pregnancy Program (HPP) was created to evaluate and manage pregnant women with cardiac conditions simultaneously by cardiology and maternal-fetal medicine (MFM). The objective of our study was to describe the experience at this multidisciplinary program.
METHODS: This is a retrospective review of women managed at HPP for over 4.5 years. Subjects were compared based on indication for referral.
RESULTS: One hundred and seventy-three women were seen during the time period. Referral indications included cardiac complaints without history of cardiac disease (
CONCLUSIONS: In our collaborative cardiology/MFM practice, most pregnant women had known cardiac disease. No significant adverse outcomes were noted. Our experience provides support for creating a joint model of care for pregnant women with cardiac disease.
Published In/Presented At
Bettin, M., Louis-Jacques, A., Romagano, M. P., Cabrera, I., Ahnert, A., Freudenberger, R., & Quiñones, J. N. (2021). Novel collaborative cardiology and maternal fetal medicine practice - experience at the heart and pregnancy program. The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, 34(10), 1570–1575. https://doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2019.1640207
Cardiology | Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cardiology Division