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Changes to be considered in cardiovascular disease

Changes to be considered in cardiovascular disease

A woman's body undergoes various changes during pregnancy, some of which occur in the cardiovascular system. Here are the most prominent changes:

  • Increase of blood volume between 30% and 50% compared to normal volume.
  • Elevation of the heart rate to 15 beats per minute instead of 10 beats per minute.
  • Lowering of blood pressure.

Therefore, if the woman's body does not support these changes, a cardiac decompensation can be generated, which can pose a risk in pregnancy. This should be especially considered for women with diseases of the circulatory system, i.e. affecting the heart and blood vessels.

By (gynecologist), (embryologist), (embryologist) and (babygest staff).
Last Update: 04/22/2020
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