Take heart for a healthy pregnancy

Congratulations, you are having a baby! But you also have a heart condition – what do you do next? If you are pregnant and have heart disease, special care is needed during and after your pregnancy.

Washington University physician Kathryn Lindley, MD, director of maternal-fetal medicine cardiology says, “Pregnancy can be high-risk for many women with congenital or acquired heart disease. Our maternal cardiovascular management team offers a unique, specialized approach to care for women with heart disease who are pregnant or contemplating pregnancy.

Your medical team will include expert cardiologists, maternal-fetal medicine specialists and dedicated nurses. Everyone on your team has extensive experience and training in heart disease management related to pregnancy.”

Your expert cardiovascular and obstetric care begins with a consultation – scheduled within two weeks of referral by your physician. Individualized assessment and prompt communication from maternal-fetal medicine cardiologists to your referring physician, ensures continuity of care and peace of mind.

Appointment dates and times for maternal-fetal medicine and cardiology specialists will be coordinated for your convenience.

We work together to manage a wide range of conditions during your pregnancy including:

  • Palpitations
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Complex congenital heart defects

To make an appointment with Dr. Lindley, or another specialist on the maternal cardiovascular management team, please call 314-362-1291.

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Office Building Three
1020 N. Mason Road, Suite 100
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite 8A
St. Louis, MO 63110