ACC Joins Medical Societies in Commitment to Eliminate Preventable Maternal Mortality

In recognition of Maternal Health Awareness Day on Jan. 23, the ACC joined the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and 17 other medical societies in a Commitment to Action aimed at eliminating preventable maternal mortality. The multidisciplinary effort, which received support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will raise awareness about the risk of pregnancy-related emergencies in the 12-month postpartum period and highlight the role of all clinicians in recognizing and managing such emergencies. Cardiovascular conditions, such as cardiomyopathy, and hypertensive emergences, including preeclampsia, eclampsia and stroke, can be underlying causes of pregnancy-related deaths in the 12 months following delivery. Read more.