Preeclampsia and the future risk of hypertension: the pregnant evidence.

  title={Preeclampsia and the future risk of hypertension: the pregnant evidence.},
  author={Vesna D. Garovic and P. McCullough August},
  journal={Current hypertension reports},
  volume={15 2},
Cardiovascular death rates continue to rise for women under age 55, underlying the importance of focusing on female-specific conditions that may increase cardiovascular risk, including pregnancy-related disorders. Hypertension complicates about 5-10 % of pregnancies. Preeclampsia, a pregnancy-specific condition, is characterized by hypertension and proteinuria after 20 weeks of gestation and remains one of the major causes of maternal deaths in the United States. In addition, preeclampsia may… CONTINUE READING
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