referral criteria from primary care - pregnant women or women who are considering a pregnancy who have heart valve disease

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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.

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Last edited 11/2021 and last reviewed 11/2021