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Pre-eclampsia is linked to small increase in risk of cardiomyopathy in longer term

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1396 (Published 09 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1396
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Women with a history of pre-eclampsia or gestational hypertension have a small but statistically significant increased risk of cardiomyopathy, which persists for more than five years after pregnancy, a Danish study published in JAMA has found.1

Women with pre-eclampsia are already known to have a greatly increased risk of cardiomyopathy in the peripartum period—the last month of pregnancy until five months after delivery—but it is not known whether hypertensive disorders of pregnancy …

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