referral criteria from primary care - pregnant women or women who are considering a pregnancy who have heart valve disease
Refer pregnant women or women who are considering a pregnancy to a cardiologist with expertise in the care of pregnant women, if they have any of the following:
moderate or severe valve* disease
bicuspid aortic valve disease of any severity (including mild disease) and associated aortopathy
a prosthetic valve.
Refer whether they have symptoms or not
* severity of valve disease is defined in line with the British Society of Echocardiography guidelines on the British Heart Foundation's website.
Last edited 11/2021 and last reviewed 11/2021