Dyslipidemia During Pregnancy: The Risks for Two Patients
September 22, 2014•15 min
Host: Alan S. Brown, MD, FNLA
An old clinical dogma in OB/GYN was that dyslipidemia during pregnancy wouldn't have any long term implications on the developing fetus because of short exposures at 9 months. This has since been shown to be untrue. What health issues surface in children whose mothers experienced abnormally elevated lipid levels in pregnancy, and how can these problems be prevented at the peripartum stage? Host Dr. Alan Brown joins Dr. Robert Wild, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, to discuss prevention and treatment strategies for dyslipidemia during pregnancy. Dr. Wild is past president of the American Society of Preventive Cardiology, the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists, the Oklahoma City Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, and the Menopause Group for the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.