Types of Heart Disease that Affect Pregnancy

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This article classifies some of the most common heart conditions seen during pregnancy, describes what those conditions mean, and gives recommendations for patients.

“About 1 in 3 pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. are due to cardiovascular problems… People who are Black have a much higher risk of dying during pregnancy or soon afterward. Their risk is tripled compared with people who are Hispanic or white.”