• Adverse pregnancy outcomes could increase late ASCVD risk

    11 days ago - By Healio

    Adverse pregnancy outcomes, particularly hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and low birth weight, were independently linked to atherosclerotic CVD in postmenopausal women, researchers found.
    “Our study supports guideline recommendations that clinicians should consider a history of pregnancy-associated disorders when assessing ASCVD risk in older women,” Marc Meller Sondergaard, BSc, medical assistant at Aalborg University School of Medicine and Health in Denmark, and colleagues wrote in the study published in JAMA Cardiology. “Indeed, our results suggest that
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