Chapter 25. Pregnancy

  1. Mark J. D. Griffiths MRCP, PhD, EDICM, BDICM Consultant,
  2. Jeremy J. Cordingley MRCP, FRCA, EDICM Consultant and
  3. Susanna Price MRCP, PhD, EDICM, FESC Consultant
  1. Lorna Swan MB ChB, MRCP, MD Consultant Cardiologist

Published Online: 9 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314502.ch25

Cardiovascular Critical Care

Cardiovascular Critical Care

How to Cite

Swan, L. (2010) Pregnancy, in Cardiovascular Critical Care (eds M. J. D. Griffiths, J. J. Cordingley and S. Price), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314502.ch25

Editor Information

  1. Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust London, UK

Author Information

  1. Adult Congenital Heart Disease Unit, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 30 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405148573

Online ISBN: 9781444314502



  • Traditional critical care scoring systems, such as APACHE;
  • Specific cardiovascular disorders in pregnancy;
  • Delivery in a critically unwell patient;
  • planned pregnancy she was in NYHA;
  • pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR);
  • A lithium dilution cardiac output monitoring (LiDCO);
  • Peripartum haemorrhage;
  • heparin (LMWH) and aspirin which replaced her pre-pregnancy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • General principles

  • Specific cardiovascular disorders in pregnancy

  • Delivery in a critically unwell patient

  • Conclusion

  • References