Royal Hospital ,Oman
Shamsa Mohammed completed 5 years residency program and fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine from the University of Manitoba Canada in 2011.
She is working as a senior consultant at OBGYNE department, Royal hospital, Oman. She has a special interest in cardiac disease during pregnancy and managed to establish a joint Obstetric /cardiology joint clinic in her department .
She is also a member of the scientific committee for Omani
residency program and chairperson of simulation subcommittee.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus is the new coronavirus responsible for the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, characterized by acute respiratory distress syndrome and atypical pneumonia. In nonpregnant women, studies have shown that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus causes cardiac injury, which can result in myocardial inflammation and damage. Despite many studies investigating the extent of cardiac compromise in patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019, little is known regarding its impact on pregnant women. A high index of suspicion for both COVID-19 and cardiovascular complications is critical for the optimal maternal-fetal outcome.
We summarise current evidence related to cardiovascular implications for COVID-19 in pregnancy.