USA: Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Raise Risk for Postpartum Mortality for One Year

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDPs) are strong risk factors for pregnancy-associated mortality due to cardiovascular disease (CVD) at delivery through one year postpartum, according to a study published online in the March issue of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology.

Rachel Lee, from the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and colleagues evaluated the association between HDP (chronic hypertension, gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, eclampsia, and superimposed preeclampsia) and pregnancy-associated mortality rates from all causes and CVD-related causes both at delivery and within one year following delivery. The analysis included roughly 33.4 million hospital deliveries identified from the Nationwide Readmissions Database (2010 to 2018) among females (15 to 54 years old).

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