Medical conference on cardiomyopathy and pregnancy

13th April 2015

A medical conference about cardiomyopathy in pregnancy is being held by Cardiomyopathy UK in London in June.

The conference, aimed at a wide range of medical staff including midwives, obstetricians and cardiac nurses, will look at pregnancy in women with pre-existing cardiomyopathy and peripartum cardiomyopathy, which can develop in women in late pregnancy or in the months immediately after birth.

The all-day event is being at the Cavendish Conference Centre, Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT on Friday, 12 June.

The conference is provided free of charge and will include talks on preconception advice for women with cardiomyopathy, the management of heart rhythm problems and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in pregnancy, peripartum cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy in pregnancy, clinical examination and imaging in normal pregnancy, and maternal death from heart disease.

Speakers include Dr Fiona Walker, head of the maternal cardiology programme at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and professor in inherited cardiovascular disease Perry Elliott, also from UCLH.

The Cardiomyopathy UK’s chief executive Robert Hall said: “Heart diseases, including cardiomyopathy, are one of the main reasons for maternal death.  The agenda highlights the importance of preconception advice, how women with pre-existing disease can have successful pregnancies, and how the disease can be identified in women who are pregnant.  As in all types of cardiomyopathy, early diagnosis plays a key role in saving lives.

"All medical staff who are caring for women during pregnancy are welcome."

Register hereemail or call 01494 791224.