Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
edited by Uri Elkayam and Norbert Gleicher, 3rd ed, 773 pp, with illus, $199, ISBN 0-471-16358-9, New York, NY, Wiley-Liss, 1998.
Cardiac Problems in Pregnancy provides a broad overview of pregnancy in patients with both underlying cardiovascular disease and acquired cardiac problems. Drs Elkayam and Gleicher have expanded the current, third edition.
From the internist's or cardiologist's perspective, the first three chapters discussing physiology and the evaluation of the cardiovascular system during pregnancy form the foundation for approaching patients. The chapters nicely delineate the cardiovascular physiologic changes associated with pregnancy and the changes in the patient's symptoms and physical exam that correspond to the altered physiology. These chapters are of utmost importance.
Cardiology, PregnancyCardiac Problems in Pregnancy: Diagnosis and Management of Maternal and Fetal Heart Disease. JAMA. 1999;282(10):995-996. doi:10.1001/jama.282.10.995-JBK0908-4-1