Amy Ortman, Author at Clinical Advisor

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The Pregnant Cardiac Patient

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Heart disease accounts for 15% of pregnancy-related mortality, and is the leading indirect cause of maternal mortality in developed nations. Most women with preexisting cardiac disease will have favorable pregnancy outcomes. However, some patients with preexisting cardiac disease may be unable to meet the physiologic demands…

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