Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Up Early Maternal Mortality
Chronic hypertension is one of the strongest risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) but might not be the primary pathway through which hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDPs) can affect a woman's health and life span. In a study of more than 88,000 women, published in the March 16 issue of the Journal of American College of Cardiology, gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia were associated with a 42% higher age-adjusted risk of dying before age 70. The association remained significant even after full adjustment for potential confounders and postpregnancy dietary, lifestyle, and reproductive factors (hazard ratio [HR], 1.31; 95% CI, 1.18 - 1.46).
@nibhriti This really adds to the evidence that hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease and possibly cardiovascular disease mortality. And the important message for a clinical audience is that it doesn't have to go through chronic hypertension