Cardiomyopathies in Pregnancy: Etiologies and Management Strategies

Joan Briller, Arthur J. Vaught

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The cardiomyopathies are a diverse group of disorders characterized by structural abnormalities of heart muscle, many of which have a genetic component. They are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality in pregnancy. We review the distinct forms of cardiomyopathy (dilated, hypertrophic, and functional) which can be seen during pregnancy, discuss complications associated with each distinct group such as heart failure, arrhythmias, and transmission to offspring, and address management strategies for stable and unstable patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)893-909
Number of pages17
JournalClinical obstetrics and gynecology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2020


  • arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy
  • hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • left ventricular noncompaction
  • management strategies
  • peripartum cardiomyopathy
  • pregnancy
  • restrictive cardiomyopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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