Current Cardiovascular Therapy

Cardiac Drugs in Pregnancy

Editors: Sliwa, Karen, Anthony, John (Eds.)

  • Presents up-to-date research for the treatment of cardiovascular disease during pregnancy
  • Discusses indications of drug usage in pregnancy assessing risks and benefits
  • Covers a complex treatment area in a practical, quick access format
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About this book

​The spectrum of cardiovascular disease affecting women in pregnancy and postpartum is changing and differs between countries. In the western world, the risk of cardiovascular disease in pregnancy has increased due to the increasing age at the first pregnancy and the worldwide obesity epidemic leading also to early diabetes and hypertension. In addition the treatment of congenital heart disease has improved leading to an increased number of women with residual heart disease reaching childbearing age. In the western world maternal heart disease is now the major cause of maternal death during pregnancy. In the developing world rheumatic heart disease and the cardiomyopathies dominate. Those women often need anticoagulation as they might have had a valve replacement or formed a thrombus in the left heart. Drugs during pregnancy and the breastfeeding period is a complex subject and there is a profound shortage of evidence based recommendations. As drug treatment in pregnancy concern the mother and the fetus optimum treatment of both must be targeted. This book aims at discussing the most important indications of drug usage in pregnancy and postpartum with the aim of weighing the potential risk of a drug and the possible benefit against each other.​

About the authors

Professor Karen Sliwa-Hähnle, MD, PhD, FESC, FACC, DTM&H, is Director of the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa (HICRA) and Professor at the Department of Medicine and Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Professor John Anthony, MB, ChB, FCOG, MPhil, is Head of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa.  

 

Reviews

“This handy book, written by distinguished authors in the field, consists of six chapters illustrating pharmacological treatment of different heart diseases during pregnancy. … The book is an easy and enjoyable reading. … the content is easily comprehensible and the book has a universal appeal, as it includes treatment in countries with different facilities. In addition, the pocket format is pleasing and practical for the everyday clinician.” (Maria Schaufelberger, European Heart Journal, Vol. 36 (18), 2015)


Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Management of Hypertension

    Eckhart J. Buchmann MBBCh, FCOG (SA), MSc, PhD

    Pages 11-34

  • Managing Heart Failure Pre- and Postpartum

    Karen Sliwa MD, PhD, FESC, FACC, Kemilembe B. Tibazarwa MD, MPH

    Pages 35-52

  • Management of Coronary Artery Disease and Arrhythmias

    Annemien E. van den Bosch MD, PhD, Titia P. E. Ruys MD, Jolien W. Roos-Hesselink MD, PhD

    Pages 53-77

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Softcover $49.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cardiac Drugs in Pregnancy
Editors
  • Karen Sliwa
  • John Anthony
Series Title
Current Cardiovascular Therapy
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-5472-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-5472-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5471-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 131
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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