About us

The International Working Group on Maternal Hemodynamics is an international association of researchers with a special interest in physiological and pathophysiological functioning of the pregnant woman’s cardiovascular system and its relation to maternal and fetal outcome. This working group comprises Obstetricians, Cardiovascular Physicians and researchers from all over the world and has met regularly since 2011 to discuss new evolutions in the field and share thoughts on study results. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to connect international research groups with interest for the normal and abnormal functioning of a pregnant woman’s cardiovascular system and its relation to maternal and fetal outcome. Since 2014, international conferences have been organized and a book was published, to communicate our experiences and results to the broader public, and as such promote translation of our research to improve clinical care.

Maternal Hemodynamics edited by Christoph Lees and Wilfried Gyselaers

Our Book

Discover the latest concepts in cardiovascular and hemodynamic functionality during pregnancy. During the early stages of pregnancy the maternal heart and circulation are subject to major gestational adaptive changes that allow for a normal course and outcome for both mother and baby. Any disruption to these processes can precipitate the onset of severe maternal and fetal complications such as preeclampsia, or intrauterine growth restriction. This invaluable reference work provides a comprehensive discussion of each aspect of the circulation. With a focus on the physiologic and pathophysiologic aspects of maternal cardiovascular function, this guide supports non-invasive assessment, management and prevention techniques for cardiovascular disease, for all stages of fetal and neonatal life. This text supports researchers and specialists in maternal-fetal medicine, whilst providing a key grounding in the topic, for trainees wishing to be at the cutting edge of theories and research.

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