Mother, Fetus, NeonatePregnancy as a Window to Future Health: Maternal Placental Syndromes and Short-term Cardiovascular OutcomesCain, M.A.; Salemi, J.L.; Tanner, J.P.; Kirby, R.S.; Salihu, H.M.; Louis, J.M. Author Information Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL Obstetric Anesthesia Digest 37(3):p 156, September 2017. | DOI: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000521255.96405.ed Buy Metrics Abstract (Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016;215(4):484.e1–484.e14) Pregnancy-related morbidities, such as preeclampsia and placental infarction and abruption, have been linked to the development of future cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading cause of death among women in the United States. Previous studies have mostly focused on these maternal placental syndromes (PS) and long-term risk (up to 15 y after giving birth) of CVD. This study investigated the short-term risk (up to 5 years after first pregnancy) of CVD, which would likely occur within the mother’s reproductive timespan and could impact future pregnancies. The study also examined the impact of PS and CVS on health care costs and utilization. Copyright © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.