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Hypertension during pregnancy may affect women’s long-term cardiovascular health


Hypertension during pregnancy may affect women’s long-term cardiovascular health

Women who experience hypertension during pregnancy face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a new study.

Among 146,748 women with a first pregnancy and a follow-up of approximately four-and-a-half years, 997 were diagnosed with cardiovascular disease and 6812 developed hypertension. Compared with women without hypertension during pregnancy, those with hypertension during pregnancy had a 2.2-times higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease and a 5.6-times higher risk of developing hypertension after pregnancy. Subsequent pregnancies did not appear to influence these associations.

“This study highlights the need for long-term follow-up of women with a history of hypertension during pregnancy to provide early management of risk factors for cardiovascular disease,” said Sonia Grandi, PhD candidate at McGill University and lead author of the Paediatric & Perinatal Epidemiology study.

For more details click on the link : Sonia M. Grandi, Karine Vallée-Pouliot, Pauline Reynier, Maria Eberg, Robert W. Platt, Roxane Arel, Olga Basso, Kristian B. Filion. Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy and the Risk of Subsequent Cardiovascular Disease. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 2017; DOI: 10.1111/ppe.12388

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Anjali Nimesh

Anjali Nimesh

Anjali Nimesh Joined Medical Dialogue as Reporter in 2016. she covers all the medical specialty news in different medical categories. She also covers the Medical guidelines, Medical Journals, rare medical surgeries as well as all the updates in medical filed. She is a graduate from Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University. She can be contacted at editorial@medicaldialogues.in Contact no. 011-43720751
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