Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in Pregnancy and Postpartum Algorithm

Publication Date: January 29, 2024
Last Updated: June 28, 2024

Overview

Complications from pregnancy can happen over the course of pregnancy, during delivery, and up to one year after the end of pregnancy. These complications, include cardiovascular conditions such as cardiomyopathy and can be life-threatening. The Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in Pregnancy and Postpartum Algorithm aims to improve identification of patients and enhance readiness among emergency practitioners. This algorithm was developed by ACOG in partnership with specialty organizations and subject matter experts who play an integral role in training and educating clinicians in these settings.

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Overview

Title

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in Pregnancy and Postpartum Algorithm

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

January 29, 2024

Last Updated Month/Year

July 12, 2024

Document Type

Other

Country of Publication

US

Target Patient Population

People of reproductive age who can become pregnant

Target Provider Population

Emergency medicine practitioners in hospital-based emergency departments and standalone emergency rooms

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Adolescent, Adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Emergency care, Hospital, Medical transportation, Outpatient

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant

Scope

Treatment, Management

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D011247 - Pregnancy, D002318 - Cardiovascular Diseases, D011248 - Pregnancy Complications

Keywords

cardiovascular disease, pregnancy, postpartum, Obstetric, obstetric emergency

Source Citation

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) in pregnancy & postpartum algorithm. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; 2023. Accessed June 17, 2024. https://www.acog.org/-/media/project/acog/acogorg/files/pdfs/programs/ob-emergencies/cardiovascular-disease-in-pregnancy-and-postpartum_algorithm.pdf