Women with preeclampsia may be at greater risk for cardiac conditions later in life

(Massachusetts General Hospital) Women who have gestational hypertension or preeclampsia in at least one pregnancy will have higher cardiovascular risk than women without such a history, and that this elevated risk persists at least into their 60s.
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Right now, one in 12 children and adolescents in the US are severely obese. If that isn’t startling enough, consider this: among 12-to-15-year-olds, that number jumps to one in 10 — and among 16-to-19-year-olds, it is one in seven. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the best hope for many of these youths may be bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery is surgery that helps with weight loss by making the stomach smaller and making other changes in the digestive system. It’s jarring to think about doing irreversible surgery on an adolescent — or a child, as the AAP discourages age limi...
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Abstract Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-related disorder characterized by hypertension-in-pregnancy (HTN-Preg), and inadequate trophoblast invasion of the uterine wall could be initiating events. We hypothesized that HTN-Preg involves decreased uterine vascularization and arterial remodeling by MMPs, and accumulation of collagen. Blood pressure (BP) and fetal parameters were assessed in normal Preg rats and Preg rats with reduced uterine perfusion pressure (RUPP), and uterine vascularity, MMP levels and collagen deposition were measured. BP was higher, and the uterus weight, litter size, and pup weight were reduced i...
Source: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 December 2019Source: Pregnancy HypertensionAuthor(s): Anisha R. Bouter, Johannes J. DuvekotAbstractBackgroundIn 2018/2013 both ISSHP and ACOG revised their original statements and postulated new criteria for preeclampsia with and without severe features. Most importantly, preeclampsia can now also be established in the absence of proteinuria when other specific symptoms are present.ObjectiveWhat is the clinical impact of the use of three different new definitions for the diagnosis of preeclampsia?Study designRetrospective cohort study of all pregnant women who gave birth in the Erasmus...
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionMidwife ‐led models of care have been the subject of debate for many years. We conducted a study to compare intrapartum and neonatal mortality rates in midwife‐led (primary) versus obstetrician‐led (secondary) care at the onset of labor in low‐risk term women.Material and methodsWe performed an unmatched and a propensity score matched cohort study using data from the national perinatal audit registry (PAN) and from the national perinatal registry (PERINED) of the Netherlands. We included women with singleton pregnancies (without congenital anomalies or antepartum fetal death) who gave birth at t...
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
ConclusionsThese results suggest that the impaired CBF autoregulation associated with placental ischemia is due, at least in part, to activation of the AT1 receptor and that the RAS may interact with other placental factors to promote cerebrovascular changes common to preeclampsia.
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(Reuters Health) - Obese women who have weight-loss surgery between pregnancies may be less likely to experience complications like high blood pressure and preterm births in their second pregnancy, a recent study suggests.
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Authors: Okido MM, Bettiol H, Barbieri MA, Marcolin AC, Quintana SM, Cardoso VC, Del-Ben CM, Cavalli RC Abstract A prospective cohort study was conducted to determine whether an increased uterine artery pulsatility index (UtA-PI) in the second trimester of pregnancy is a risk factor for neurodevelopmental outcomes in children 2-3 years of age. A group of pregnant women with a UtA-PI below the 90th percentile (P90) and a second group with a UtA-PI ≥ P90 in the second trimester were included in this study. The children of these women were evaluated during their second or third year of life using...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
This study aimed to analyse maternal and foetal condition and pregnancy outcomes of PE patients with different IOS, and to explore the disease progression and characteristics of maternal and foetal outcomes for different IOS, so as to provide the basis for future maternal and foetal monitoring of PE patients.Impact statementWhat is already known on this subject? In 2013, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists revised their definition of PE, sparking a heated debate. Subsequently in 2015, China updated its guidelines to define PE as hypertensive pregnancy accompanied by involvement of any other organ or org...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Risks were especially high for heart failure, high blood pressure and blood clots among children born to mothers with diabetes.
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