Heart problems during pregnancy can come from different areas. Women with congenital heart disease may have problems during pregnancy. Peripartum cardiomyopathy, a rare type of heart failure that occurs during pregnancy or immediately after delivery, weakens the heart muscle and causes the heart to become enlarged, impairing pumping effectiveness. Heart valve disease can become worse with the stress of pregnancy. Preeclampsia, high blood pressure accompanied by protein in the urine, can cause problems for the fetus and can progress to eclampsia and seizures. Heart rhythm disorders may also develop.
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