Risk Factors that affect Heart Health during Pregnancy

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An overview for people with a heart condition on how that might affect pregnancy, what risks exist, and how to prepare.

“Certain heart conditions, especially narrowing of the mitral valve or aortic valve, can pose life-threatening risks for mother or baby. Depending on the circumstances, some heart conditions require major treatments — such as heart surgery — before you try to conceive.”