Getting Pregnant in the Present of Heart Disease

A success story: Getting pregnant in the present of heart disease

When Muna (not the real name) presented to the cardiology clinic at the Istishari Hospital she was afraid she will be advised to get an abortion! The cardiac disease Muna has, hypertrophic cardiomypathy, poses some danger to her life especially if she gets pregnant. When her case was reviewed by the cardiology team she was assured she could continue her pregnancy. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is an inherited disease where the cardiac muscle becomes very thick and stiff and the patient is subjected.

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