Chapter 6. Pregnancy and Pulmonary Hypertension

  1. Celia Oakley MD, FRCP, FESC, FACC1 and
  2. Carole A Warnes MD, FRCP, FACC2
  1. Joseph G Parambil and
  2. Michael D McGoon

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470994955.ch6

Heart Disease in Pregnancy, Second Edition

Heart Disease in Pregnancy, Second Edition

How to Cite

Parambil, J. G. and McGoon, M. D. (2007) Pregnancy and Pulmonary Hypertension, in Heart Disease in Pregnancy, Second Edition (eds C. Oakley and C. A. Warnes), Blackwell Publishing, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470994955.ch6

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



  • pregnancy;
  • pulmonary hypertension (PH);
  • pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH);
  • pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP);
  • chest radiograph


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition and classi.cation of pulmonary hypertension

  • Diagnosis of PAH

  • Treatment of PAH

  • Clinical implications of PAH and pregnancy

  • Pregnancy and PAH management issues