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COVID-19 in Pregnancy and Risk for Preeclampsia
June 29, 2021
COVID-19 in Pregnancy and Risk for Preeclampsia

Researchers found the risk for preeclampsia was 76% higher in a study group of 706 women who had COVID-19 during pregnancy (compared to a group of pregnant women without COVID-19 diagnosis).

How does pre-pregnancy body mass and time between pregnancies affect preeclampsia risk?
June 29, 2021
How does pre-pregnancy body mass and time between pregnancies affect preeclampsia risk?

Researchers found that both higher BMI and longer interpregnancy interval were linked to an increased chance for pregnancy-induced hypertension.

Does severity of pre-existing chronic hypertension affect preeclampsia severity?
June 29, 2021
Does severity of pre-existing chronic hypertension affect preeclampsia severity?

Researchers found that women with stage 1 hypertension (BP of >130/80) before they became pregnant had a doubled risk for preeclampsia compared to women entering pregnancy with normal blood pressure.

Can Dad's Heart Health Impact Your Preeclampsia Risk?
June 29, 2021
Can Dad's Heart Health Impact Your Preeclampsia Risk?

Researchers analyzed pregnancy outcomes in over 650,000 healthy women in the IBM Marketscan® research database (which also included data on paternal health) and found a strong relationship between likelihood of preeclampsia and a partner with 2 or mo...

Using Blood Pressure Values to Decrease Postpartum Readmissions
June 29, 2021
Using Blood Pressure Values to Decrease Postpartum Readmissions

A dataset of nearly 25,000 women found that a blood pressure cutoff of measurements 140/90mmHg or higher was the most reliable predictor of postpartum readmissions for high blood pressure problems.

Recognizing Subtypes of Preeclampsia and Its Clinical Usefulness
June 29, 2021
Recognizing Subtypes of Preeclampsia and Its Clinical Usefulness

There is increasing attention now on possible subtypes for preeclampsia, recognizing that 1) preeclampsia has different presentations and outcomes 2) there is a wide range in risk factors for preeclampsia, and 3) fetal effects like growth restriction...

Research Funding Available for Preeclampsia and Related Pregnancy Disorders
June 03, 2021
Research Funding Available for Preeclampsia and Related Pregnancy Disorders

Preeclampsia Foundation Canada announced that applications are now being accepted for its 2021 Vision Grant program, including a new award designated specifically for HELLP syndrome research.

Radon exposure in homes linked to hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
March 30, 2021
Radon exposure in homes linked to hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

Research has shown that ionizing radiation (measured by the radon exposure inside one’s home) is linked to having high blood pressure in non-pregnant people. Researchers in this study want to extend this finding into pregnant populations &ndash...

New discoveries in the blood vessels of preeclampsia survivors might help us understand future heart disease risk
March 30, 2021
New discoveries in the blood vessels of preeclampsia survivors might help us understand future heart disease risk

The link between a history of preeclampsia and a higher risk for cardiovascular disease later in life has been reported in research now for many years. However, there are missing pieces to the story such as why and how survivors may develop...

Linking high blood pressure with cardiovascular disease within 5 years of delivery
March 30, 2021
Linking high blood pressure with cardiovascular disease within 5 years of delivery

The link between a history of preeclampsia and increased chance for cardiovascular disease (CVD) later in life has been established. Preeclampsia and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) have been linked to morbidity and mortality. However, we s...

A postpartum program for preeclampsia survivors to improve long-term heart health
March 30, 2021
A postpartum program for preeclampsia survivors to improve long-term heart health

How to treat preeclampsia in pregnant patients is outlined in guidelines from several medical organizations. How to continue to treat preeclampsia survivors in the medical setting after pregnancy is much less clear. This is important to establish bec...

Baby’s DNA in mom’s blood may be a warning sign of preeclampsia
March 30, 2021
Baby’s DNA in mom’s blood may be a warning sign of preeclampsia

New cells in your body are constantly being created while old cells are dying. During this process of cell death (a process called apoptosis), pieces from your old cells can be found floating in your blood- including your DNA. When you are pregnant,...

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