Dr. Parikh is a noninvasive cardiologist with interests in prevention, echocardiography and women’s health. Her research program has focused on pregnancy effects on later cardiovascular diseases in women. She has applied novel epidemiologic techniques to answer important clinical questions in cardiology. She recently led the first American Heart Association statement to address adverse pregnancy outcomes and cardiovascular diseases. She is also now a Deputy Editor in cardiology at UpToDate, WoltersKluwer where she manages several topics including women’s cardiovascular diseases, atrial and ventricular arrythmias, and primary and secondary cardiovascular disease prevention.
Pregnancy as a Precision Medicine Tool in Women
This talk will explain why and how we can use information a woman’s pregnancy and reproductive health information to accurately predict later cardiovascular events, improve risk stratification, and tailor primordial and primary preventive therapy.
Aleksandar Rajkovic, UCSF
Researchers have long been recognizing the uniqueness of women’s health and its substantial effect on clinical practice, acknowledging the increasing appreciation of the importance of multidisciplinary approaches to health and disease. In every organ system, there are diseases that are unique to women, more common in women than in men, or characterized by differences in disease course in women compared to men. This Track will focus on the following topics related to Women’s Health: