Grand Rounds Recap 10/21

Grand Rounds Recap 10/21

Morbidity and Mortality Conference with Dr. Curry

Acute Coronary Syndrome in Pregnancy

Epidemiology

  • Incidence reported at about 6/100,000 deliveries
  • Maternal mortality is between 5-9%
  • 75% are STEMI
  • 2/3rds are anterior wall MI (LAD or LM as the culprit vessel)

Risk Factors

Many of these are typical ACS risk factors but are less prevalent in the pregnant population

  • Older age (>35 years old for pregnancy is considered older age....yikes)
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Dyslipidemia
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Grand Rounds Recap - 4/15/15

Grand Rounds Recap - 4/15/15

Ocular Emergencies with Dr. Titone

Blood supply to the eye is from the Internal Carotid and drainage is through cavernous sinus.  Bony eye septum is an improtant structure that separates the superficial structures from the deeper structures that have direct communications with the brain.

Key historical factors: recent eye procedures, eye drop use, contact lens use, occupational history, UV ligh exposure

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