J Clin Outcomes Manage
Preeclampsia and later cardiovascular disease: a call to action
Celi AC, Rich-Edwards JW, Seely EW, Frolkis JP, Johnson PA, Wilkins-Haug L
There is growing knowledge of the association between preeclampsia and later-life cardiovascular disease [1–9]. This association was highlighted last year by the American Heart Association (AHA) including hypertensive disorders of pregnancy as major risk factors for cardiovascular disease in its guidelines for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in women . Yet hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are viewed by many primary care providers and specialists as obstetric conditions, lying exclusively within the domain of the obstetrician-gynecologist. It is time to sound the call to general internists, obstetrician-gynecologists, and family practitioners to put hypertensive pregnancy on their radar screen.
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