After conducting and extensive literary review on all eligible data regarding COVID-19 in patients with sickle cell disease or trait, experts discuss what is known and what needs to be better understood about the pandemic's effect on this population.
As part of their overall health management, patients with diabetes are encouraged to undergo annual eye exams. While not all patients follow this direction, research is being done to better improve their eye health by working with their general practitioners.
When treating a woman for cardiac issues in pregnancy there can be potential risks to the fetus. As more is learned about these conditions doctors are better able to help deliver as healthy a baby as possible.
When treating a woman during pregnancy there are many factors that need to be considered, not the least of them being her cardiovascular health. At Montefiore Medical Center a team approach aims to help prevent fatal events during this delicate time in a patient's life.
Congenital heart disease may have the same name in adult and pediatric care but the two conditions can often require vastly different approaches in care. Despite that work in the field is being done to help patients of all age maintain a high quality of life.
As congenital heart patients transition from pediatric care to adult care there is a world of new challenges awaiting them. How they approach those challenges and how their doctors help them in that time can determine how they manage the condition in the future.
Treatment of adult congenital heart disease has improved by leaps and bounds in the past few decades but there is still much more work to be done. Areas of research like stem cells could be part of the future of treating this condition in the future.