Chapter 13. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Pregnancy

  1. Celia Oakley MD, FRCP, FESC, FACC1 and
  2. Carole A Warnes MD, FRCP, FACC2
  1. Jorge R Alegria and
  2. Rick A Nishimura

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470994955.ch13

Heart Disease in Pregnancy, Second Edition

Heart Disease in Pregnancy, Second Edition

How to Cite

Alegria, J. R. and Nishimura, R. A. (2007) Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Pregnancy, in Heart Disease in Pregnancy, Second Edition (eds C. Oakley and C. A. Warnes), Blackwell Publishing, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470994955.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor (Emeritus) of Clinical Cardiology, Imperial College School of Medicine at Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK

  2. 2

    Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Internal Medicine and Pediatric Cardiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 FEB 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405134880

Online ISBN: 9780470994955



  • hypertrophic cardiomyopathy;
  • pregnancy;
  • pathophysiology;
  • genetics;
  • labour and delivery


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Anatomy and pathophysiology

  • Diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in patients of child-bearing age

  • Genetics and family screening

  • Risks in pregnancy

  • Management in pregnancy

  • Labour and delivery