Taking Better Care of Our Pregnant & Postpartum Patients

Cardio-Obstetrics: Taking Better Care of Our Pregnant & Postpartum Patients 

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Explore the emerging subspecialty that’s helping the thousands of women at risk of cardiovascular complications during and after pregnancy. 

  • Overview

    Cardiovascular disease is currently the leading cause of death for pregnant and postpartum women in the United States, and from a global perspective, hypertensive complications during pregnancy result in 50,000 maternal deaths each and every year. This, along with the increasing rates of peripartum cardiomyopathy diagnoses, is why a new subspeciality of cardiology is needed. So what exactly is cardio-obstetrics? To learn more about how this emerging subspecialty is helping to provide better care for our pregnant and postpartum patients, Dr. Hector Chapa speaks with Drs. Erin Michos and Anum Minhas. 

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