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How does preeclampsia up the risk for heart disease?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Stress test for body

Consider any pregnancy a stress-test for the body and the female heart and vessels.
The preeclamptic women fail that test and are at increased risk for chronic hypertension and heart disease down the road - not as a consequence of preeclmapsia, but rather because of their genes, lifestyle, weight, activity and diet.

In brief: Stress test for body

Consider any pregnancy a stress-test for the body and the female heart and vessels.
The preeclamptic women fail that test and are at increased risk for chronic hypertension and heart disease down the road - not as a consequence of preeclmapsia, but rather because of their genes, lifestyle, weight, activity and diet.
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