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Augusta University Health is the first hospital in the CSRA to offer a cardiology program specializing in the care of pregnant women who are at high risk for complications due to heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions.

937 15th Street
Augusta, Georgia 30912
706-721-8937
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The Cardio-Obstetrics Program (Cardio-OB) at Augusta University Health is the area's first cardiology program designed to provide specialized care to pregnant women. Cardio-obstetricians are available for outpatient or inpatient evaluation.

The Cardio-Obstetrics Program (Cardio-OB) at Augusta University Health is the area's first cardiology program designed to provide specialized care to pregnant women. Cardio-obstetricians are available for outpatient or inpatient evaluation.

Why Choose Us

Pregnancy can be hard on a women's body, especially her heart. The increased workload of carrying a baby can cause high blood pressure, weakening of the heart, or worsening of underlying heart problems (including valve abnormalities). If this happens, AU Health's cardio-obstetrics team is here to support you through your pregnancy, delivery, and recovery. 

Your care team includes an obstetrician and a cardiologist, working together to create an optimal care and delivery plan for you and your baby. 

Heart conditions during pregnancy

When you are pregnant, there are signs that can indicate you have (or have developed) a heart condition. If you experience any of the following symptoms, please call your obstetrician or cardiologist.

  • High blood pressure
  • Increased shortness of breath
  • Swollen legs
  • Racing heart rate
  • Feeling faint (like you could pass out)

How we care for you

Our priority is the health of you and your baby. During pregnancy, we'll monitor your heart condition closely. If needed, medications to treat high blood pressure and/or heart failure will be given to reduce your symptoms. The team will continue to monitor you and assist in coordinating the best time for delivery. 

What happens after delivery?

Your cardiac condition will be monitored (as needed) after delivery by your cardiologist. If it resolves, then you will be able to return to life as normal. If not, further steps will be taken to care for your condition.

Our team will also help you safely plan for future pregnancies or assist with contraception needs.

Our Providers

Augusta University Medical Center specialists provide care and support throughout your entire healthcare journey.

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