Tag: heart disease

Heart disease and pregnancy-related deaths

Heart disease and pregnancy-related deaths

Your heart during pregnancy During pregnancy, your heart has a lot more work to do than before. Your heart has to beat faster and pump mor ...
When congenital heart defects run in the family

When congenital heart defects run in the family

Families often share many things – from common interests to celebrating life’s milestones. But families also can share a higher risk for certain ...
Heart conditions and pregnancy

Heart conditions and pregnancy

Today is National Wear Red Day, a day to raise awareness about heart diseases. A good day to remind all women about the importance of talking to their ...
Your heart health and pregnancy

Your heart health and pregnancy

If you have a condition related to your heart, such as high blood pressure or heart disease, you may be worried about how it could affect a pregnancy. ...
The life cycle of heart defects

The life cycle of heart defects

Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are heart conditions that are present when a baby is born. CHDs affect nearly 1 in 100 births every year in the United ...

Life-long effects of preeclampsia for mom and baby

Preeclampsia is serious; it affects 2 to 8 percent of pregnancies worldwide. And it’s the cause of 15% of premature births in the U.S. Preeclampsia ...