in the past, rheumatic heart disease was the most common.
congenital heart disease is a relatively common condition that affects almost 1 in every 100 newborns in the united states.
normal physiologic changes during pregnancy can exacerbate symptoms of underlying cardiac disease even in previously asymptomatic individuals.
high blood pressure during pregnancy may lead to postmenopausal heart disease.
the heart is put under greater pressure .stress during pregnancy.