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‘Missed opportunity': Most pregnant women do not undergo lipid screening

5 days ago   |   By Healio

NEW ORLEANS - Lipid screening was underutilized in women during pregnancy, with a new study suggesting that up to three-quarters of women were not screened.
“These data represent a missed opportunity to counsel and treat patients at high risk of long-term complications from maternal hyperlipidemia and address possible effects that it can have on fetal well-being,” Dipika J. Gopal, MD, a fellow in the division of cardiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues wrote in an abstract presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session.
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