Maternal Cardiac Care: A Guide to Managing Pregnant Women with Heart Disease, 1st Edition
By: John H. Wilson, William T. Schnettler, Adam M. Lubert, Andrea Girnius
Pub Date: October 18, 2022
Reviewed By: Nancy Helmey, B.S. (East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine)
This multi-authored reference book is ideal for those caring for pregnant patients with a variety of preexisting and emerging cardiac issues.
This book provides an up-to-date, team approach review for caring for pregnant patients who suffer from cardiac disease or conditions.
The intended audience of this book includes obstetricians, internists, cardiologists, critical care specialists, and advanced practice nurses caring for patients. This book provides detailed guidance on establishing a maternal cardiac care program. The contributing authors are a multidisciplinary group of experts in treating this high-risk patient population with a team approach.
This book is divided into eight parts, and each contains multiple chapters. The first part of the book reviews normal pregnancy, focusing on cardiac physiological changes. Part two focuses on providing care for pregnant patients with heart disease, and includes recommendations on counseling patients, as well as explanations of cardiac conditions that affect pregnancy, obstetric events that affect cardiac patients, and management of specific cardiac conditions during pregnancy. Part three explores specific cardiac conditions encountered in pregnant women, such as endocarditis and fetal tachycardia. Part four provides an overview of pharmacology during pregnancy, with a focus on the use of cardiac drugs. Part five discusses the use of anesthesia during pregnancy. Part six describes evaluation and intervention for cardiac conditions, while part seven covers team management. Part eight discusses miscellaneous topics, including COVID-19 and breastfeeding, as well as many other issues that affect pregnant patients. The text references very recent and relevant articles and papers. Throughout the book, numerous tables and figures depict and summarize the information provided very well.
This book is a valuable source for any team member providing care for high-risk pregnant patients. It presents an up-to-date, comprehensive approach to care for this population in a simple-to-follow way.
©Doody’s Review Service, 2023, Nancy Helmey, B.S. (East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine) Doody’s Score: 97 – 5 Stars!
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