Stephanie Levine, MD, FCCP
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA

The management of common and less common pulmonary and critical care disorders may require modification when caring for the pregnant patient. This session will review some of these topics. Both practitioners and fellows in training require periodic review on this topic. Practitioners may not be as familiar with the unique aspects of the management of these disorders in pregnant patients, and further education on this topic is needed.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Summarize normal respiratory and cardiovascular physiology in pregnancy;
  • Review the management of pulmonary diseases such as asthma, venous thromboembolism, tuberculosis and other respiratory infection in pregnancy; and
  • Highlight the major causes and management of respiratory failure in pregnancy.

CanMEDS Roles Addressed: Leader, Medical Expert