SMFM's 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting

Working together for the global advancement of safe and healthy pregnancies

February 3 - 8, 2020 | Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center | Grapevine, Texas

Cardiovascular Dilemmas for the MFM in the Trenches

Feb. 4, 2020 8am - 5pm

Course Directors:
Cornelia Graves, MD
Carolyn Zelop, MD

Course Faculty:
Katherine Arendt, MD
Beth Brickner, MD
Beth Brickner, MD
Afshan Hameed, MD
Lisa Leffert, MD
Stephanie Martin, DO
Carl Rose, MD

Maternal morbidity and mortality are at all-time highs, with cardiovascular disease the most prevalent etiology. MFM physicians must be proficient in the management of a variety of cardiovascular diagnoses. Providing comprehensive antepartum and peripartum care requires familiarity with management algorithms and area of ongoing controversy. This course will highlight the current challenges and solutions to treat cardiac disease in pregnancy.  

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) and SMFM. GLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Global Learning Collaborative designates this enduring material for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  1. Clearly delineate how the physiologic changes of pregnancy affect the underlying cardiovascular lesion
  2. Risk stratify cardiac disease as it pertains to maternal and fetal/neonatal outcomes
  3. Outline the management goals of antepartum and peripartum management for significant cardiac conditions including ongoing controversies
  4. Characterize the goal of multidisciplinary team management for specific cardiac lesions including areas of controversy  

Session Time Session Title Session Speaker
8:00 – 8:05 am Welcome Zelop/Graves
8:05 – 8:45 am Cardiomyopathy from A to Z Rose
8:50 – 9:30 am Pulmonary Hypertension: Does it Matter if its Primary or Secondary? Martin
9:35 – 10:00 am Cardio Obstetrics and Risk Stratification: Part I Hameed
10:00 – 10:30 am Break  
10:30 – 11:15 am Acute Coronary Syndrome: More Than Just a Clogged Artery Zelop
11:20 am – 12:00 pm Case Studies and Faculty Round Table Zelop/Rose/Martin/Hameed
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch  
1:00 – 1:40 pm Congenital Heart Disease: When Should You Worry? Brickner
1:45 – 2:30 pm Obstetrical Anesthesia Management for the Patient with Maternal Cardiac Disease Arendt
2:35 – 3:00 pm Cardio Obstetrics and Risk Stratification: Part II Hameed
3:00 – 3:30 pm Break  
3:30 – 4:15 pm Cardiac Arrhythmias: More Prevalent During Pregnancy? Graves
4:15 – 5:00 pm Case Studies and Faculty Round Table Brickner/Graves/Hameed

Price: $685.00