Miroslav Korbeľ, Zuzana Nižňanská, Martin Redecha, Andrej Dukát, Felicita Kusinová
Generally, the prevalence of delivery patients with cardiac disease is approximately 0.4 - 0.8 %, but in some departments the rate of these deliveries is 1 - 4 %. Mortality in women with cardiac disease is one of the leading causes of maternal death depending on general condition of the patient. Under optimal diagnosis and modern medical management, there is almost no cardiac complication so severe as to indicate pregnancy termination to preserve the life of mother. Preconceptional assessment, adequate management during pregnancy, labour, delivery, and postpartum period are presented. Counselling, surveillance and treatment of the pregnant female with cardiac disease must be a collaborative effort including obstetric, cardiological, neonatological and anaesthesiological services.