Luis D. Pacheco

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Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary Hypertension 1. What every clinician should know Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a serious medical condition that may coexist with pregnancy and cause significant morbidity and mortality. Classically, pregnancy termination has been recommended for women with this disease; however, good outcomes are possible with adequate treatment. Of paramount importance is to correctly identify the subtype…

Cerebrovascular Disorder

Stroke and pregnancy 1. What every clinician should know Clinical features and incidence Stroke may be categorized as ischemic or hemorrhagic. Most strokes are ischemic in the non-obstetrical population. The clinical manifestations will depend on the vascular area of the brain involved. Ischemic strokes may arise from local arterial thrombosis (e.g., atherosclerotic plaques that rupture,…

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