SMFM's 39th Annual Pregnancy Meeting

Working together for the global advancement of safe and healthy pregnancies

February 11 - 16, 2019 | Caesars Palace | Las Vegas, Nevada

07. The Pregnant Cardiac Patient, Part II: Pearls and Pitfalls

Feb. 12, 2019 8am - 5pm

Course Directors:
Afshan Hameed, MD
Diana Wolfe, MD, MPH

Course Faculty:
Katherine Arendt, MD
Anna Bortnick, MD, PhD
Joan Briller, MD
Steven Clark, MD
Heidi Connolly, MD
Uri Elkayam, MD
Alexander Friedman, MD
Dena Goffman, MD
Jeannette Lin, MD
Stephanie Martin, DO
Marie Louise Meng, MD
Candice Silversides, MD, FRCPC
Samuel Siu, MD, MBA
Arthur "Jason" Vaught, MD
Ali Zaidi, MD

Cardiovascular disease contributes to at least 61% of maternal deaths in the USA, a significant number that is preventable with timely recognition and treatment. As a follow-up to from the 38th Annual Pregnancy Meeting, this course will provide pearls and pitfalls for obstetric care providers in a highly interactive forum with, concise, 12-minute presentations followed by Q and A sessions.  A wide spectrum of cardiac disease in pregnancy will be reviewed including: preferred diagnostic testing in pregnancy, ischemic heart disease, arrhythmias, congenital heart disease, and cardiomyopathy

This course is approved for 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. 

1.         Understand the causes of maternal mortality.
2.         How to manage a pregnant woman with acute coronary syndrome.
3.         Identify the typical presentation of arrhythmias in pregnancy.
4.         Identify the high-risk aortopathies and risks in pregnancy.
5.         The components of CARPREG II and its utility in risk assessment.             


Session Time Session Title Session Speaker
8:00-8:10am Introduction: An Update on Maternal Mortality in the USA Clark
8:10-8:20am Introduction: Cardiac Risk Assessment for All Pregnant Women – Is That Warranted? Hameed
8:20-8:35am Risk Stratification of Pregnant Women with Cardiac Disease – CARPREG II Siu
8:35-8:45am MFM Consult: Acute Coronary Syndromes
Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) in Pregnancy
8:45-9:15am MFM Consult: Acute Coronary Syndromes
DEBATE – Coronary Interventional vs. Medical Management in ACS
Bortnick vs. Elkayam
9:15-9:25am MFM Consult: Acute Coronary Syndromes
How to Counsel a Woman with a Prior Coronary Artery Dissection?
9:25-9:45am Stump The Professor #1 – ACS Connelly, Elkayam, Hameed
9:45-10:00am Stump The Professor #2 – Valve Disease Bortnick, Siu, Wolfe
10:00-10:30am Break  
10:30-10:40am Arrhythmias in Pregnancy
Pre-Syncope and Syncope:  Is it Arrhythmia?
10:40-10:50am Arrhythmias in Pregnancy
Most Common Arrhythmias in Pregnancy  
10:50-11:00am Arrhythmias in Pregnancy
What Cardiac Conditions Predispose to Arrhythmias in Pregnancy?
11:00-11:10am Arrhythmias in Pregnancy
Peripartum Management of a Patient with a Pacemaker or an ICD in Place
11:10-11:20am Arrhythmias in Pregnancy
Tachycardia in Pregnancy – Is it POTS?
11:20-11:30am Pregnant Cardiac Patient in the Cardiac Care Unit
Cardiac Catastrophe: Simulation Training
11:30-11:45am Stump The Professor #3 Briller, Clark, Zaidi
11:45am-12:00pm Stump The Professor #4 Lin, Martin, Silversides
12:00-1:00pm Lunch  
1:00-1:10pm Pregnant Cardiac Patient in the Cardiac Care Unit
3 Highest Risk Congenital Cardiac Lesions 
1:10-1:20pm Pregnant Cardiac Patient in the Cardiac Care Unit
Who Needs Delivery in a CCU Setting? What Can Go Wrong?
1:20-1:30pm Pregnant Cardiac Patient in the Cardiac Care Unit
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Pregnancy
1:30-1:40pm Arrhythmias in Pregnancy
Palpitations in Pregnancy – Frequent PVCs
1:40-1:50pm Pregnant Cardiac Patient in the Cardiac Care Unit
Medical Management of PPCM – Is There a Role for ECMO?
1:50-2:00pm Pregnant Cardiac Patient in the Cardiac Care Unit
Delivery Planning For a Patient with Pulmonary Hypertension
2:00-2:10pm Pregnant Cardiac Patient in the Cardiac Care Unit
Who Needs Telemetry?
2:10-2:20pm Pregnant Cardiac Patient in the Cardiac Care Unit
What are the Hemodynamic Changes in the Peripartum Period?
2:20-2:30pm Pregnant Cardiac Patient in the Cardiac Care Unit
Anesthetic Considerations to Mitigate the Hemodynamic Fluctuations 
2:30-2:45pm Stump The Professor #5 Arendt, Friedman
2:45-3:00pm Stump The Professor #6 Connolly, Meng, Vaught
3:00-3:30pm Break  
3:30-3:40pm Anticoagulation in Pregnancy
Anesthetic Management of a Patient on Therapeutic Anticoagulation in the Peripartum Period?
3:40-3:50pm Anticoagulation in Pregnancy
Cardiac Indications for Therapeutic Anticoagulation
3:50-4:20pm DEBATE: Heparins for Therapeutic Anticoagulation Throughout Pregnancy vs. Warfarin  Friedman vs. Silversides
4:20-4:30pm Congenital Lesions in Pregnancy
High-Risk Aortopathies
4:30-4:40pm Congenital Lesions in Pregnancy: Ebstein's Anomaly – What are the Risks? Zaidi
4:40-4:50pm Congenital Lesions in Pregnancy
Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy
4:50-5:00pm Closing Remarks – Adjourn Wolfe and Hameed

Price: $650.00