Curr Hypertens Rep 2021 03 10;23(3):16. Epub 2021 Mar 10.
Optics and Imaging Center, Doris Duke Medical Research Institute, College of Health Sciences, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Durban, South Africa.
Purpose Of Review: Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including pre-eclampsia (PE), remain the major cause of death and morbidity in women. This review elucidates the current knowledge, state of research and scientific information available on the post-event implications and complications of PE regarding maternal and foetal cardiovascular health. Does PE expose, predispose or aggravate a predilection to maternal and foetal CVD later in life?
Recent Findings: Women with a history of PE are reported to have stiffer arteries and are more likely to develop cardiovascular problems with time, especially aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation, which were not hitherto linked with hypertensive pregnancy. Read More