How Does Preeclampsia Predispose to Future Cardiovascular Disease?

Dawn C. Scantlebury, Sharonne N. Hayes

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Over the last few decades, there has been increasing emphasis on cardiovascular disease in women and study of female-specific cardiovascular risk factors. Hypertension in pregnancy, and specifically preeclampsia, has been identified as one such risk factor. In this review, we explore the epidemiological evidence for preeclampsia as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. We propose reasons for this association, giving evidence for potential pathways linking preeclampsia with future cardiovascular disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number472
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Hypertension Reports
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2014


  • Arrhythmias
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Endothelial dysfunction
  • Heart failure
  • Hypertension in pregnancy
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Microalbuminuria
  • Preeclampsia
  • Renal failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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