Conditions such as pre-term birth, hemorrhage, gestational hypertension and high blood pressure resulted in up to a seven-fold increase in risk of a woman’s death from cardiovascular disease depending on the condition. The risk is most significant for women who suffer more than one condition during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes was found to be a risk factor only in African American women.
Conditions such as pre-term birth, hemorrhage, gestational hypertension and high blood pressure resulted in up to a seven-fold increase in risk of a woman’s death from cardiovascular disease depending on the condition. The risk is most significant for women who suffer more than one condition during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes was found to be a risk factor only in African American women. Handout TNS
Conditions such as pre-term birth, hemorrhage, gestational hypertension and high blood pressure resulted in up to a seven-fold increase in risk of a woman’s death from cardiovascular disease depending on the condition. The risk is most significant for women who suffer more than one condition during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes was found to be a risk factor only in African American women. Handout TNS

Health Bites: Heart disease linked to complications in pregnancy

October 05, 2015 03:00 AM

UPDATED October 05, 2015 08:46 PM

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