Women and CVD Flashcards Preview

Cardiovascular > Women and CVD > Flashcards

Flashcards in Women and CVD Deck (10):
1

What are the Class III indications for CVD prevention in women

Contraindicated drugs:

Menopausal therapy
Antioxidant supplements
Folic Acid
Aspirin for MI in women <65

2

When are women less likely to develop CVD

If they reach middle age with no risk factors for CVD (obesity, TC, etc.) they are much less likely to develop CVD

3

Should hs-CRP screening occur?

No

4

Unique risk factors for women (pregnancy)

Pre-eclampsia, HTN, and diabetes during pregnancy

5

Signs of the unique risk factors in women (pregnancy)

-Decreased EF
-Stenotic valvular lesions
-NYHA III, IV or cyanosis
-Severe pulmonary HTN

6

Other unique risk factors

-PCOS
-Early menarche (before 12)
-Early menopause (before 46)
-Depression

7

What is the goal BMI

<35 inches

8

Should statins be used w/ pregnancy?

No. should stop 3 months before trying to get pregnant

9

Safe antiHTN in pregnancy

Methyldopa
Hydralazine
Labetalol
Nifedipine

10

Which drugs should be avoided in pregnancy/preconception

ACEi, ARB
Statins