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Pregnancy in the Woman with Congenital Heart Disease

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Course Details

Credit/contact hours: .75
Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes
Publication Date: Sept 4, 2019
Expiration date: Sept 3, 2025
Reviewed: Sept 3, 2022


Maternal mortality rates are increasing in the United States, driven in part by women with congenital heart disease (CHD) becoming pregnant. These patients require exceptional care, but can still have a good outcome if managed carefully. This course covers the impact of maternal cardiac disease on maternal mortality and 6 key principles for managing pregnant women with CHD.

Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

You Will Learn

  • Understand the impact of maternal cardiac disease on maternal mortality
  • Learn normal physiologic cardiac changes of pregnancy
  • Be able to identify key principles in managing pregnant women with congenital heart disease

Method and medium:

Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again if a question is answered incorrectly.The course will open in a new tab - to exit the course, simply close that tab.

Donald Dudley, MD

Donald Dudley, MD, is in the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division, Obstetrics and Gynecology Dept. at the University of Virginia.

DISCLOSURE: This individual reports no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.

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