Heart Disease Risks During Pregnancy
- The risks depend on the nature and sincerity of the underlying heart condition.
Heart rhythm issues:
- Minor abnormalities in heart rhythm are common during pregnancy.
- They’re not usually cause for concern.
Heart valve issues:
- If you have an artificial heart valve or your heart/valves are malformed, you might face an increased risk of complications during pregnancy. If your valves aren’t working properly, you might have trouble tolerating the increased blood flow.
Congestive heart failure:
- As blood volume increases, congestive heart failure can get worse.
Congenital heart defect:
- I you were born with a heart problem, your baby has a greater risk of developing some type of heart defect, too. You might also be at risk of premature birth.