Table 1

Inclusion and exclusion criteria used to identify publications that involved women with cardiac disease in pregnancy

Inclusion criteriaExclusion criteria
The experiences of women of reproductive age with existing or acquired cardiac disease in pregnancy who were or had been pregnant, or who had contemplated pregnancy (including preconception, and prenatal, intrapartum, perinatal and postnatal periods)Women with cardiac disease who were not of reproductive age or who had not been or contemplated pregnancy
Qualitative studiesQuantitative studies
Mixed methods design with a qualitative componentClinical studies of cardiac disease in pregnancy
Published in the English languageNon-English articles