Shared constitutional risks for maternal vascular-related pregnancy complications and future cardiovascular disease.

@article{Berends2008SharedCR,
  title={Shared constitutional risks for maternal vascular-related pregnancy complications and future cardiovascular disease.},
  author={Anne L. Berends and Christianne J.M. de Groot and Eric J G Sijbrands and Mark P.S. Sie and Sofie H Benneheij and Richard Pal and Roger Heydanus and Ben A. Oostra and Cornelia M van Duijn and Eric A. P. Steegers},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={2008},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={1034-41}
}
Maternal predisposition to vascular and metabolic disease may underlie both vascular-related pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction, as well as future maternal cardiovascular disease. We aimed to substantiate this hypothesis with biochemical and anthropometric evidence by conducting an intergenerational case-control study in a Dutch isolated population including 106 women after preeclampsia or intrauterine growth restriction (median follow-up: 7.1… CONTINUE READING

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