About this book
In the western world, the risk of cardiovascular disease in pregnancy has grown due to the increasing age at the first pregnancy and the worldwide obesity epidemic leading to early diabetes and hypertension. As a result more women are requiring drug therapy during pregnancy and some data has shown an altered pharmacodynamic profile in pregnant women when compared to the non-pregnant population.
Cardiac Drugs in Pregnancy presents up-to-date research for the treatment of cardiovascular disease during pregnancy, and discusses the most important indications of drug usage in pregnancy and postpartum. The book aims to assess the potential risk of drugs and their possible benefit against each other, making it an essential read for a wide range of health professionals involved in cardiac drug therapy in pregnancy.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Cardiac Drugs in Pregnancy
- Series Title Current Cardiovascular Therapy
- Series Abbreviated Title Curr. Cardiov. Ther.
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5472-3
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2014
- Publisher Name Springer, London
- eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-5471-6
- eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-5472-3
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XII, 131
- Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
Maternal and Child Health
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“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)