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Acute heart failure in pregnancy: Importance of a timely multidisciplinary approach to recognition and management

Published Online: 26 May 2021
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Received: 13 Feb 2021
Journal Details
License
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Journal
First Published
30 Mar 2015
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

Increased cardiovascular demands of pregnancy may unmask occult diseases, such as dilated cardiomyopathy or valvular stenosis, or precipitate peripartum cardiomyopathy. We report a case of the emergency management and delivery of a young pregnant woman who presented with acute decompensated heart failure that was not immediately recognized. An emergency transfer to a tertiary care institution was arranged. Once diagnosed, the patient received multidisciplinary care shared between cardiologists, obstetricians, cardiac anesthetists, a neonatologist, and a midwife, resulting in good maternal and fetal outcomes.

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