Heart Disease and Pregnancy

Heart disease pregnancy logoThis excellent site originates in Toronto and has sections directed both to patients/families and healthcare professionals.  The section for physicians and other health care providers, offers information pertaining to risk assessment and management strategies for pregnant women with heart disease. An international panel of physicians including internists, cardiologists, obstetricians and other medical specialists contributed to the website. The site includes educational material on heart conditions commonly seen in young women of childbearing age.   The section for patients is well-written and informative.  There is information on 29 different topics and diagnoses.  The link to the Motherisk site is a great resource for all kinds of information about pregnancy, most notably about the safety of medications.  There are links to other helpful sites as well.

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