Curr Hypertens Rep 2022 Mar 28. Epub 2022 Mar 28.
Division of Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, 2301 Erwin Rd, P.O. Box 3845, Durham, NC, 27710, USA.
Purpose Of Review: To review the data on hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) and heart failure (HF) risk.
Recent Findings: Hypertensive disorders are the most common medical condition affecting women during pregnancy and are associated with future HF risk, including peripartum cardiomyopathy, pregnancy-associated HF with preserved ejection fraction, and new-onset HF later in life. HF related to HDP can occur during pregnancy and persist long term, as can be the case with peri-partum cardiomyopathy, or can develop years after delivery through mechanisms that have yet to be clearly defined. Read More