Women's Health


Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Raise Long-Term CVD Risk by 63%

May 11, 2022

After adjustment for known cardiovascular risk factors, investigators found women with a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, including preeclampsia and gestational hypertension, during their first pregnancy had a 63% greater risk of future cardiovascular disease compared to women with normotensive pregnancies.

History of Infertility Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Failure in Women

April 19, 2022

An analysis of data from more than 35,000 women in the Women's Health Initiative indicates a history of infertility was independently associated with a 16% increase in risk of incident heart failure, with a 27% increase in risk of HFpEF, in postmenopausal women.

Assisted Reproductive Technologies Could Increase Risk of Arrhythmia, Kidney Injury

February 22, 2022

An analysis of data from the National Inpatient Sample suggests pregnancies conceived by assisted reproductive technology carried a 1.7- and 2.5-fold increase in risk for arrhythmia and acute kidney injury compared to those conceived without ART.

Gestational Diabetes Increases Long-Term Risk for Wide Array of Cardiovascular Conditions

February 07, 2022

Analysis of the UK Biobank cohort suggests presence of gestational diabetes was associated with a 33% increase in risk of CAD, 67% increase in risk of myocardial infarction, 69% increase in risk of stroke, and 42% increase in risk heart failure.

NT-proBNP in Early Pregnancy Can Predict HDP, Future Hypertension Risk

January 20, 2022

A recent analysis of data from more than 4000 women suggests higher NT-proBNP concentrations during early pregnancy were associated with a 19% reduction in risk of HDP and a 16% reduction in risk of hypertension 2-7 years after delivery.