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Before you become pregnant 

Our team can assess how heart disease may affect your health and your ability to have a healthy baby.

During and after pregnancy 

We will work closely with your primary doctors to coordinate your heart care.

Pregnancy and Heart Disease

Healthy moms, healthy babies

Physical changes during pregnancy can put an extra burden on your heart. They can affect your blood volume, your heart rate and heart murmurs that were not detected or treated.

Why choose The University of Kansas Health System

The pregnancy and heart disease program at The University of Kansas Health System is a unique care program. It’s designed for women who have or may have cardiovascular disease and are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

We have deep experience and expertise to manage the complex issues of pregnancy and heart disease. Built on the strength of our Center for Advanced Heart Care and maternal/fetal medicine program, our team includes:

  • Cardiologists
  • Obstetricians
  • Peripartum nurses
  • Other specialists

Learn more about how we specialize in care for high-risk pregnancies.

Heart diseases and conditions that can affect your pregnancy

Aneurysm  Aortic stenosis  Arrhythmia 
Cardiac dysrhythmia Cardiomyopathy Congenital heart Disease
Congestive heart failure Coronary artery disease Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Hypotension Mitral stenosis  Palpitations 
Pericarditis  Pulmonary hypertension  Rheumatic heart disease 
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) Tachycardia  Valve disease