20-02-05 The Heart of the Matter: Preeclampsia and the Effect on the Cardiovascular System

23rd Annual Premier Women's Healthcare Virtual Conference

0.8 CE (NCC 2 OB Compl)

Individuals who did not register for the Conference can now purchase individual session recordings. Anyone who was registered for the Main Conference (October 16-17, 2020) will have access to all recordings, free of any additional charge, through November 15, 2021.


Karen Florio, MD 

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist 

Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas-UMKC

Kansas City, Missouri  

Intended Audience:

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners (WHNPs), WHNP students, Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) and other nurse practitioners and advanced practice clinicians who care for women. 

Activity Number:  20-02-05  

CE Approval Period:  Now through November 15, 2021 

Approved CE Credit Hours:  0.8 CE contact hour credit 

Accreditation Statement:

This activity has been evaluated and approved by the Continuing Education Approval Program of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health for 0.8 CE contact hours, zero hours of pharmacology content.  

Program Description

This session will describe the physiologic changes in pregnancy as it relates to the cardiovascular system, discuss diagnosis and quick management of Pre-Eclampsia, discuss preventative therapies and risk modification for future heart disease as a result of Pre-Eclampsia.  

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the physiologic changes that occur in the cardiovascular system during pregnancy
  • Describe the cardiovascular effects of pre-eclampsia
  • Discuss the risk stratification and modification for future cardiovascular disease in women with a history of pre-eclampsia

Faculty Disclosures: 

Karen L. Florio, D.O. does not have any disclosures

Successful Completion: 

Successful completion of this activity requires the participant to: 

  1. Read the educational objectives, disclosures and disclaimers.
  2. Watch the session recording
  3. Complete the session evaluation
  4. Print your CE certificate (the certificate will be stored on the NPWH E-Learning site under My Transcripts).
  5. These steps must be completed prior to the course expiration date
  6. Some courses required a post-test.  If a post test is required participants must earn a score of 70%.    

Therapeutic Disclosures: 

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Commercial Support:  

This activity has no commercial support

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20-02-05 The Heart of the Matter:  Preeclampsia and the Effect on the Cardiovascular System