Coordinated healthcare delivery among cardiologists and obstetricians and gynecologists (OB/GYNs) may allow a better assessment of patient needs and improve outcomes by minimizing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. This according to a recent presidential advisory from the American Heart Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AHA/ACOG) that offers recommendations for promoting risk identification and reduction of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women through collaboration between cardiologists and OB/GYNs. Among the conclusions and recommendations offered:
- Healthy lifestyles and behaviors should be a point of emphasis in the care of all women.
- Screening for CVD and CV risk factors in women should be enhanced.
- Providers and healthcare systems should leverage technology to improve the CV health of women.
- OB/GYN and cardiology providers can improve the CV health of women through enhanced collaboration between healthcare providers.
Brown HL, Warner JJ, Gianos E, et al. Promoting risk identification and reduction of cardiovascular disease in women through collaboration with obstetricians and gynecologists: A presidential advisory from the American Heart Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. [Published online ahead of print May 10, 2018]. Circulation. doi:10.1161/CIR.0000000000000582.