Cerebrovascular Complications in Pregnancy

February 26, 2024
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Caring for a pregnant patient can be nerve racking even for the most experienced (non-OB) clinician. This webinar will explore special considerations for stroke diagnosis and management in pregnancy. We will also discuss specific neurologic disorders with increased incidence in pregnancy.

Following the completion of this webinar, the clinician will be able to:

  • Describe the treatment considerations for different stroke types in pregnancy
  • Discuss management of increased intracranial pressure in pregnancy
  • Discuss uncommon complications associated with pregnancy that the neurologist might encounter in practice

About the Presenter

Ira Chang, MD is the Medical Director of Neurocritical Care for Blue Sky Neurology in Denver, Colorado, where she moved after finishing a neurology residency at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. She founded one of the first dedicated inpatient neurology practices in the country in 2005 and has written a book chapter in the Neurohospitalist text book on the “Structure and Organization of Neurohospitalist Practices.” Dr. Chang is also Board Certified in Neurocritical Care and established the 18-bed Neuro ICU at Swedish Medical Center, a comprehensive stroke and level I trauma center in Denver. She has served on the MEC for 17 years, ending her term as President of the HealthOne Division President’s Council, which includes five other hospitals in Denver, and is now Chair of the Neuroscience Governance Council, which coordinates strategic growth efforts across these same hospitals. Dr. Chang enjoys competing on a local tennis team, as well as skiing and traveling.

CME Information:

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

  • Release Date: 3/8/24
  • Expiration Date: 3/8/25
  • Estimated time to complete this activity is 1 hour