Preterm delivery may up risk for chronic hypertension in women

(HealthDay)–Preterm delivery is associated with an increased risk for subsequent chronic hypertension in women, according to a study published online Oct. 13 in JAMA Cardiology.,

Preterm delivery may up risk for chronic hypertension in women

(HealthDay)–Preterm delivery is associated with an increased risk for subsequent chronic hypertension in women, according to a study published online Oct. 13 in JAMA Cardiology.

Casey Crump, M.D., Ph.D., from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and colleagues examined the long-term risks for associated with preterm delivery in a cohort involving all 2,195,989 women in Sweden with a singleton delivery from Jan. 1, 1973, to Dec. 31, 2015.

Overall, 16 percent of were diagnosed with hypertension in 46.1 million person-years of follow-up. The adjusted hazard ratio for hypertension associated with preterm delivery (gestational age

“Preterm delivery should now be recognized as a risk factor for hypertension across the life course,” the authors write. “Women with a history of need early preventive evaluation and long-term risk reduction and monitoring for hypertension.”


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