Secondary Logo

Journal Logo

Institutional members access full text with Ovid®

Association Between Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy and Later Risk of Cardiomyopathy

Behrens, Ida MD; Basit, Saima MSc; Lykke, Jacob Alexander MD, DMSc; Ranthe, Mattis Flyvholm MD, PhD; Wohlfahrt, Jan MSc, DMSc; Bundgaard, Henning MD, DMSc; Melbye, Mads MD, DMSc; Boyd, Heather A. PhD

doi: 10.1097/
Epidemiologic Reports Surveys

(JAMA 2016;315(10):1026–1033)

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP), including preeclampsia and gestational hypertension, are common, occurring in approximately 10% of parturients worldwide. Women with preeclampsia have been shown to be at increased risk for peripartum cardiomyopathy as well as cardiovascular disease later in life. It has not yet been determined if these women are also at greater risk for developing cardiomyopathy beyond the peripartum period. However, recent research has suggested women with preeclampsia may undergo some degree of cardiac remodeling that results in persistent cardiac dysfunction. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between HDP and cardiomyopathy after the peripartum period.

Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark

Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved