Time for cardiac care in pregnancy: beyond 42 days post-partum

Karen Sliwa, Ana Mocumbi

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Avoidable deaths from pregnancy complications occur on a global scale, with the greatest burden of mortality among women in low-to-middle income countries [1]. Most countries record maternal death only up to 42 days postpartum because of the assumption that avoidable death in pregnant women occurs during pregnancy or shortly thereafter. Although limited, the available data suggest otherwise.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21542/gcsp.2021.6

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