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David E. Abel, MD

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Obstetrics 2019
  • Country: United States

Dr. David Abel is a perinatologist that serves an underserved population in the central and southern San Joaquin Valley of California. I have a passion for education, and teach regularly at the annual American College of Ob/Gyn meeting as well as other venues. He is actively involved in teaching medical students, residents and maternal-fetal medicine fellows at the University of California San Francisco. In addition, he is chairperson of the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine's Education Committee, ultrasound subcommittee.

He earned his medical degree from the State University of New York Health Sciences Center. He then went on to complete residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Maine Medical Center. His fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine was completed at Duke University Medical Center.

His interests include prenatal diagnosis/genetics, ultrasound, fetal echocardiography, preconception counseling, cardiac disease during pregnancy, maternal mortality and anticoagulation in pregnancy. He is a fellow of both the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and a chairperson of the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Education Committee, Ultrasound Section. His hobbies include making jam, collecting rock music criticism books and hiking in the desert.

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Maternal Cardiac Disease During Pregnancy Made Simple
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of maternal mortality in the United States. For clinicians caring for women of reproductive age, it is important to become familiar with the physiologic changes during pregnancy and how they can potentially worsen certain cardiac conditions. In many cases, providers are not aware of a patient’s condition, or incorrectly assume there are no residual deficits. For those that do not care for pregnant women, having a working knowledge of this topic is necessary to optimize pregnancy outcomes, as there are opportunities for assessment and management prior to conception. This discussion will focus on the physiologic changes during pregnancy and the potential impact on those with cardiac disease, and highlight important points with respect to specific cardiac lesions as it pertains to management prior to and during pregnancy.
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