Posts Tagged ‘pregnancy’

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May 11th, 2015

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: May 11th

This week’s topics include a comparison of catheter ablation for persistent AF, left atrial appendage exclusion with the Lariat device, the obesity paradox in type 2 diabetes, and more.


February 2nd, 2015

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: February 2nd

This week’s topics include less-tight vs. tight hypertension control in pregnancy, icatibant for ACE-inhibitor-induced angioedema, and more.


January 28th, 2015

Tight Control of Hypertension During Pregnancy Tested

High blood pressure during pregnancy is increasingly common, largely due to older age and obesity. Although there is widespread agreement that hypertension in these women should be treated when it is high enough to raise the risk of stroke, there is little agreement about whether or how to treat mild hypertension. In a study reported in […]


September 8th, 2014

Anteroseptal MI and Left-Main Dissection in a Pregnant Woman

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Harsh Golwala presents our latest case: A 25-year-old woman, 32 weeks pregnant, presents with sudden-onset chest pain. How do you proceed?


June 23rd, 2014

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: June 23rd

This week’s topics include thrombolysis for pulmonary embolism, the effect of screening and lifestyle counseling on the incidence of ischemic heart disease in the general population, and more.


May 19th, 2014

Case: A Young Pregnant Woman with Prior Valvular Disease and Increasing Dyspnea on Exertion

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Reva Balakrishnan presents the case of a 22-year-old pregnant woman with a history of valvular disease who is experiencing an increase in dyspnea on exertion.


April 24th, 2014

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: April 24th

This week’s topics include trials of aspirin and clonidine in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery, changes in diabetes-related complications in the U.S., and more.


February 6th, 2014

First-Ever Guidelines Issued on Stroke Prevention in Women

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have issued the first stroke-prevention guidelines that focus on women’s unique risks. Among the recommendations: Pregnant women with chronic hypertension or a history of pregnancy-related hypertension should take low-dose aspirin, beginning at 12 weeks’ gestation, to reduce pre-eclampsia risk. Preeclampsia is a risk factor for stroke later in life, […]


December 2nd, 2013

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: December 2nd

This week’s topic is the risk for first VTE among pregnant women who are hospitalized.


August 19th, 2013

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: August 19th

This week’s topics include treating to risk, not to target; perceived job insecurity as a risk factor for incident CHD; ischemic preconditioning in patients undergoing CABG, and more.