Heart Failure During Pregnancy

Heart failure is a complication in as many as 11% of pregnancies. However, normal cardiovascular changes during pregnancy can mimic heart failure symptoms, making it easy to misdiagnose. In this video, Dr. Oliveros discusses:

  • Specific symptoms and characteristics you can look for to identify heart failure in pregnant patients
  • Why the early postpartum period can be especially challenging for patients with heart failure
  • How to use the Zahara Risk Score, the CARPREG II Risk Score, and the Maternal WHO Modified Risk Assessment to assess patient risk

Please also see Dr. Oliveros's other two video presentations on treating cardiovascular issues during pregnancy, including:

Multidisciplinary Group Approach to Managing Pregnant Patients with Cardiovascular Disease

Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction and Pregnancy

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Estefania Oliveros, MD, MSc

Estefania Oliveros, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor, Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Director of Research, Pulmonary Hypertension, Right Heart Failure & CTEPH/PTE Program
Co-Director, Cardio-Obstetrics Program

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