Abstract / Description: 

Pregnancy-related mortality has been steadily increasing in the United States, with cardiovascular disease (CVD) leading as the major cause of maternal mortality.1 Black and Indigenous (American Indian/Alaska Native) women experience the greatest disparities in maternal mortality and postpartum disease progression, largely because of increased risk for the onset and progression of CVD during and after pregnancy. The causes for these inequities are multifactorial but largely point to social determinants, structural racism, and the intersection of gender and race on health outcomes.

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Ferranti, Erin P. PhD, MPH, RN, FAHA, FPCNA, FAAN; Jones, Emily J. PhD, RN, C-OB, FAHA, FPCNA; Bush, Susan BSN, RN, CCRP, FPCNA; Hayman, Laura L. PhD, MSN, FAAN, FAHA, FPCNA; Larimer, Karen PhD, ACNP-BC, FAHA; Martyn-Nemeth, Pamela PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN; Villavaso, Chloe D. MN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CMC, FPCNA; Coke, Lola A. PhD, ACNS-BC, RN-BC, FAHA, FPCNA, FAAN