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Pregnancy and Cardiac Treatment (PACT) Program

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The UCSF Pregnancy and Cardiac Treatment (PACT) Program provides multidisciplinary, specialized preconception and prenatal care for women with heart disease. Our patients include women with congenital heart defects or with acquired heart conditions such as cardiomyopathy, hypertension and arrhythmias.

Our goal is to help women achieve the best possible health and pregnancy outcomes. The PACT Program team – made up of specialists in maternal-fetal medicine, cardiology, obstetric anesthesia, critical care, nursing and social work – has successfully managed hundreds of pregnancies since the program was founded in 2008.

Our Services

  • Preconception counseling
  • Obstetric/maternal-fetal medicine and cardiology consultations during pregnancy
  • Specialized cardiology services (interventional cardiology, cardiac surgery, cardiology subspecialties)
  • Perinatal genetics testing
  • Prenatal fetal echocardiography
  • Specialized labor and delivery unit
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Special anesthetic management during labor
  • Specialized pharmacy services
  • Mental health services
  • Postpartum maternal follow-up program

Doctor referral required

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      Among the top hospitals in the nation

    • One of the nation's best in cardiology and heart & vascular surgery

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    Great Expectations Pregnancy Classes

    Get ready for the baby! Choose from a variety of classes that prepare moms and partners for pregnancy, birth, baby care, breastfeeding and parenting.

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    Access free health resources here, from classes and webinars to support groups and medical referrals, plus pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding services.

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    What to Bring

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    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your condition
    • List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

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