Indeed, she will probably be considered a high risk pregnancy; most of the medications that we use to control patients with heart failure
are not able to be used during pregnancy; furthermore, pregnancy is associated with a natural increase in total body fluid, which is precisely what you want to avoid in patients with cardiomyopathy
. This amount of volume progresses as the pregnancy does. If she decides to continue pregnancy, she will need specialized care.
Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN