Future cardiovascular risk: interpreting the importance of increased blood pressure during pregnancy

Source: Circulation, 2013, 127 (6), pp. 668-669

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Date of publication: February 2013

Publication type: Editorial

In a nutshell: This study found that hypertension during pregnancy, even without known risk factors, is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease later in life. The authors suggest that clinical monitoring and early intervention could be beneficial.

Length of publication: 2 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement: Elevated blood pressure in pregnancy and subsequent chronic disease risk

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