Presentation by: Dr. Sara Thorne
Presentation by: Candice Silversides, MD
Presentation by Dr. Els Petronella G Pieper
This 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.
|At A Glance|
|The new edition of this practical guide draws on the clinical skills of a wide range of international experts to help you recognize and manage heart disease in pregnancy. Designed for on-the-spot use, this convenient and concise text helps you identify a cardiac problem, understand its pathophysiology, and respond appropriately.Under the careful editorial direction of Drs. Oakley and Warnes, the Second Edition introduces new contributors from North America and Europe as well as new chapters on:
The entire book is scrupulously updated to reflect the most current standards of care. The contributors – all recognized leaders in their respective fields – outline the pathway to diagnosis and appropriate management by a multi-disciplinary team.
Although heart disease is the leading medical cause of maternal death, clinical trials in this population are few and the evidence base is small. The expert recommendations in Heart Disease in Pregnancy, Second Edition, are a welcome source of information for cardiologists, obstetricians, general practitioners, and all members of the patient care team.