The expanded clinic staff, which includes expert OB/GYN and cardiac doctors and nurses, diagnoses women with heart problems from day one of pregnancy in order to prevent complications during pregnancy, child birth and post-partum. Its objective is to provide an extensive service which includes the creation of a regulated guidance plan for pregnancy, including imaging tests, strict follow up and quick care with the mother’s full cooperation.
Prof. Sorel Goland, the manager of the heart failure unit in the Kaplan Cardiac Department, managed by Prof. Kobi George, is the head of the integrated clinic for heart disease during pregnancy, having accumulated great experience in the largest centers in the world for the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease during pregnancy. “There is great importance in the chances of women suffering from heart conditions during their attempts to get pregnant and during the pregnancy itself to maintain strict follow up of a multi-disciplinary expert team which is in constant contact,” she explain. “We are full partners with our patients from the decision of bringing a baby into the world, we guide her from the beginning of pregnancy due to fetal risks which include complete cardiac clarifications, and up to the stage of recommendations to mother and baby post-partum”.
Prof. Goland explains that in irregular cases of women with heart problems, pregnancy is almost impossible and even risks the woman’s life. “Possible problems are valve diseases or cardiac muscle diseases, which are known prior to pregnancy. It should be mentioned that often, the problem is first discovered during pregnancy, following applications of pregnant women due to shortness of breath or heart pounding, which might also be a part of a normal pregnancy. In addition, in rare cases, there is a possibility of developing a new heart failure due to the pregnancy. These conditions should be accurately diagnosed. Strictly followed up and medically taken care of, in a way which matches both mother and fetus specifically, to enable the fetus’ survival in the womb,” she says. “Additionally, the mother will receive guidance and follow up of a maternity nurse and a cardiology nurse, thus providing her with a supportive environment to bring impressive results of healthy mother and baby, just like the case of Shoshana and sweet baby Romi”.
Women suffering from heart problems, who are interested in getting pregnant or are currently pregnant, are welcome to contact us and schedule an appointment in the clinic: 08-9440247
Please bring a letter from your doctor and Form 17 to the clinic with you.