Doctors Who Treat

The Cardio-Obstetric Clinic offers specialized diagnosis and care to women who have heart disease and want to become pregnant – or who are pregnant and find they have heart disease.

For more information

If you need more information, click here to contact us, chat online with a nurse or call the Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute Resource & Information Nurse at 216.445.9288 or toll-free at 866.289.6911. We would be happy to help you.

Becoming a Patient

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 07/18/2019.

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