Significance of Obstetrical History with Future Cardiovascular Disease Risk

The maternal cardiovascular system undergoes profound changes to support the increasing demands of fetal growth during pregnancy.1 It is well established that pregnancy complications have lifelong implications on the health of the offspring. However, the effect these complications have on the long term health of mothers is less understood.2 An accumulating body of evidence has shown that common pregnancy complications, including, gestational diabetes mellitus, preeclampsia, low birth weight, and preterm delivery,2 can be associated with future cardiovascular adverse events in mothers.

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