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Obstetrics and Gynecological History


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Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in women, with event rates rising particularly in young women. Women are disproportionately affected by traditional cardiovascular (CV) risk factors such as diabetes and hypertension compared with men. In addition to standard risk factors, many risk factors are either female predominant, such as autoimmune conditions and psychological stressors, or female specific, such as hormonal changes, throughout the course of a lifetime and pregnancy-related issues. Among the most important risk factors specific to women are conditions occurring during pregnancy and history related to fertility and gynecological conditions. The value of such history has become more apparent in recent literature; however, the translation of this knowledge to clinical practice has been poor. The importance of recognizing specific obstetric and gynecological (OB-GYN) conditions and the specific conditions to screen for are the focus of this editorial.

Acceptance Date Jan 10, 2020
Publication Date Jan 15, 2020
Journal JACC: Case Reports
Publisher Elsevier
Pages 161 - 163
Keywords Gynealogical History, cardiovascular risk.
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