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Authors

  1. Kennedy, Betsy B. PhD, RN, CNE
  2. Baird, Suzanne McMurtry DNP, RN

Abstract

Despite current trends that indicate increasing incidence, acute myocardial infarction remains an uncommon event in pregnant women, yet an important contributor to perinatal morbidity and mortality. Diagnosis and treatments represent a complex challenge during pregnancy, and timeliness and coordination of both are critical. This article reviews the comprehensive, collaborative approach necessary for management of acute myocardial infarction during pregnancy to optimize outcomes for the woman, neonate, and family.