Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy tied to increased hypertension risk decades later

News Hour:

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are associated with increased long-term risk for post-pregnancy hypertension, according to two studies in The BMJ.

In the first, researchers used Danish health registries to study over 480,000 women with first pregnancies ending in live birth or stillbirth. Some 5% had hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (e.g., gestational hypertension, pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, HELLP syndrome).

The cumulative 10-year incidence of post-pregnancy hypertension among women with such disorders in their twenties, thirties, and forties was 14%, 20%, and 32%, respectively — versus just 4%, 6%, and 11% for those with normotensive pregnancies. In a separate analysis, the increased risk for post-pregnancy hypertension was highest in the year after an affected pregnancy, but it persisted 20 years later.

Separately, in the Nurses’ Health Study II, being overweight or obese were the only lifestyle factors that consistently predicted increased risk for chronic hypertension in the decades after gestational hypertension or pre-eclampsia.

News Hour Correspondent

This article has been posted by a News Hour Correspondent. For queries, please contact through [email protected]
No Comments

Translate this News

Join the Facebook Group

Click here to join the Facebook group of News Hour

Popular Posts

Why Japan took a long time to go for country lockdown?
Honor Blackman, James Bond actress dies at 94
Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO, to pledge $1 billion for Coronavirus relief effort
Bernie Sanders suspends his presidential campaign
Boris Johnson, battling coronavirus, set for second night in intensive care
Bangladesh seeks Chinese COVID-19 expert medical team

Advertisement

News of the Month

Scroll Up
%d bloggers like this: