KEY ELEMENTS of the Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in Pregnancy and Postpartum Toolkit include
- an algorithm for clinicians to assess symptomatic or high-risk pregnant and postpartum women
- clinician and facility-level resources needed to care for women with congenital / other CVD
- clinician guide to contraception counseling for women with CVD
- appropriate choice of CVD medications during pregnancy and while breastfeeding
- racial and ethnic disparities in CVD prevention and diagnosis
- Patient information and infographics covering signs and symptoms of CVD, future CVD risk and long-term health issues, patient education on contraceptive options and planning a pregnancy with known CVD.
The Toolkit was developed by the CMQCC Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy and Postpartum Task Force, co-chaired by Afshan Hameed, MD (University of California, Irvine) and Christine H. Morton, PhD (CMQCC). Funding was graciously provided by Federal Title V MCH block grant funding from the California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division and Stanford University.
To download the toolkit, please visit CMQCC’s website or the California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division‘s website.
A public information webinar will be held Friday, January 19 at 12:00 PM pacific standard time. Pre-registration is required.