Non-communicable Diseases and Maternal Newborn and Child Health
Non-communicable Diseases and Maternal Newborn and Child HealthSEE LESS
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) complicates pregnancies of up to 1,080,000 women each year in India. The heart problems that pregnant women may experience include valve disease, abnormal heart rhythms, high blood pressure, and peripartum cardiomyopathy (a form of heart failure). Heart disease during pregnancy can cause abortion, growth retardation in the womb, stillbirth and premature labor. Women in remote and rural areas do not have access to early detection of CVD and high quality management.