Breathing life into the lifecourse approach: pregnancy history and cardiovascular disease in women.

@article{RichEdwards2010BreathingLI,
  title={Breathing life into the lifecourse approach: pregnancy history and cardiovascular disease in women.},
  author={Janet W Rich-Edwards and Thomas F Mcelrath and Siddharth Karumanchi and Ellen W. Seely},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={2010},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={331-4}
}
The lifecourse approach to epidemiology has broadened our understanding of chronic disease as a developmental process that evolves over the entire lifespan. Subclinical syndromes at an early phase in life may offer insights into later health that are not presently recognized. For example, a woman’s reproductive history is an often overlooked predictor of later chronic disease.1 Increasing evidence suggests that pregnancy complications unmask predisposition to cardiovascular disease and may… CONTINUE READING

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