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MO PQC Cardiac Conditions in Obstetric Care Collaborative Kickoff

Event Details

April 23, 2024
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. CST

Virtual (Zoom)

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The Missouri Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MO PQC) is pleased to launch the Cardiac Conditions of Obstetric Care patient safety bundle – a critical initiative to support early identification and referral to treatment of perinatal cardiovascular issues. The most recent MO Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review Board three-year report cited perinatal cardiovascular issues as the second leading cause of maternal death in MO, with approximately 72% of those deaths occurring 43 to 365 days postpartum. Cardiac-related issues also are a leading cause of severe maternal morbidity

Additional Information

Key outcomes of the CCOC Collaborative include the following.

  • Implement perinatal cardiovascular screening during prenatal and postpartum phases.
  • Identify referral options for perinatal cardiovascular specialty care.
  • Understand the link between perinatal cardiovascular health and long-term health risks.
  • Increase ability to accurately collect social determinants of health data and apply it to mitigating risks for birthing people with perinatal cardiovascular risk and disease.
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Rachel Allen

Grants and Project Manager


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