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Differential Diagnosis Investigation and Treatment of Chest Pain in Pregnancy

Differential Diagnosis Investigation and Treatment of Chest Pain in Pregnancy

Differential Diagnosis Investigation and Treatment of Chest Pain in Pregnancy

Dawn Adamson and Catherine Nelson-Piercy
Dawn Adamson and Catherine Nelson-Piercy
on behalf of Health Education England

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This session looks at the causes of chest pain in pregnant women. It covers how to differentiate and investigate the pain as well as how to treat the causes, concentrating predominantly on thromboembolism, ischaemic heart disease and dissection.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Identify the common causes of chest pain in pregnancy and know how to identify women at risk of such conditions
• Differentiate between the common causes based on clinical history and examination
• Describe how to manage investigations in a pregnant women with chest pain appropriately and safely
• Explain how to treat a woman who is both presumed to have and diagnosed with pulmonary thromboembolic disease
Dawn Adamson and Catherine Nelson-Piercy

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Dawn Adamson and Catherine Nelson-Piercy
on behalf of Health Education England

Dawn is a Consultant Cardiologist at the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire, where she specialises in Interventional Cardiology and Obstetric Cardiology.

Dawn trained at St Mary’s Hospital, London; she went onto do her SHO medical rotation at the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham before returning to the Royal Brompton Hospital, London to start her training in Cardiology. She obtained an SpR number in NW Thames but prior to taking up the position, obtained a PhD at the National Heart and Lung Institute. She then rotated through Central Middlesex, Hammersmith, St Mary’s and Charing Cross Hospitals to return to the Hammersmith Hospital as the NW Thames Interventional Fellow. During her Interventional Cardiology training, Dawn spent one day a week attached to the Queen Charlotte’s Maternity Hospital where she trained and specialised in Obstetric Cardiology. Dawn has since gained international recognition for her expertise in Obstetric Cardiology and has contributed to four major books in the area, and has now been commissioned to write the Oxford Handbook of Obstetric Cardiology. She lectures regularly on the subject and has sat on expert panels at the British Cardiac Society and European Cardiology Society.

Professor Nelson-Piercy MA FRCP FRCOG is a Consultant Obstetric Physician at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals Trust and Queen Charlotte’s Hospital in London. Her undergraduate studies were at King’s College, Cambridge University and St Bartholomew’s Hospital. She trained as a physician, and now specialises in the care of women with medical problems in pregnancy. Catherine also runs special joint clinics for women with renal disease, cardiac, and rheumatic disorders in pregnancy. She offers pre-pregnancy counselling for women with pre-existing medical problems and those with problems in previous pregnancies.

Professor Nelson-Piercy has been involved in the development of several evidence-based National Guidelines notably for ’Contraception in Women with Heart Disease’, BTS/SIGN ’Asthma in Pregnancy’ and RCOG Green Top Guideline on ’Reducing the risk of thromboembolism during pregnancy, birth & the puerperium’. She has over 170 publications and has edited four books and written the successful Handbook of Obstetric Medicine, now in its third edition. She is also one of the central assessors for maternal deaths and chapter author for Heart Disease in ‘Saving Mothers Lives’, CEMACH (Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health) 2000-02 and 2003-5.

Professor Nelson-Piercy is president of the International Society of Obstetric Medicine (ISOM), sat on the Education Committee of the British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society (BMFMS) and was the first Flexible Working Officer for the Royal College of Physicians of London, with responsibility for flexible/part-time training and working. She is editor in chief of a new journal ‘Obstetric Medicine: the medicine of pregnancy.’

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