Cardiovascular and thromboembolic events following hypertensive pregnancy.

  title={Cardiovascular and thromboembolic events following hypertensive pregnancy.},
  author={Bryan R. Kestenbaum and Stephen L. Seliger and Thomas Easterling and Daniel L. Gillen and Cathy W. Critchlow and Catherine O Stehman-Breen and Stephen M Schwartz},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  volume={42 5},
BACKGROUND Hypertension is a common complication of pregnancy. Previous evidence has linked pregnancy-related hypertension to maternal cardiovascular disease. We conducted a population-based cohort study to estimate the risks for cardiovascular and thromboembolic events in women with pregnancy-related hypertension. METHODS We analyzed data from all singleton births recorded in Washington State from 1987 to 1998. Mothers were classified as having gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, or… CONTINUE READING