6 pregnancy complications which raise CV risk

RESEARCHERS have found that a woman’s risk of cardiovascular (CV) death later in life is greater if she experiences certain complications during pregnancy.

Researchers have analysed pregnancy and birth data collected by the US Public Health Institute’s Child Health and Development Studies between 1959 and 1967, as well as mortality data up to 2011 for the same cohort.

They have found that compared to having an uncomplicated pregnancy, if a woman has particular complications her risk of dying from CV causes is increased by:

•    7.1 times with pre-existing