Go Red for Women Pre-Eclampsia Is Associated With Increased Risk of Stroke in the Adult Offspring The Helsinki Birth Cohort Study

@inproceedings{Kajantie2009GoRF,
  title={Go Red for Women Pre-Eclampsia Is Associated With Increased Risk of Stroke in the Adult Offspring The Helsinki Birth Cohort Study},
  author={Eero O. Kajantie and Johan G Eriksson and Clive Osmond and Kent L. Thornburg and David P. Barker},
  year={2009}
}
Background and Purpose—Women who develop pre-eclampsia in pregnancy are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The offspring from pregnancies complicated by pre-eclampsia have higher blood pressures during childhood, but little is known about their long-term health. We hypothesized that pre-eclampsia would lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in the offspring. Methods—We traced 6410 babies born in Helsinki, Finland, from 1934 to 1944. We used the mothers’ blood pressure… CONTINUE READING