Women with pregnancy complication may have impaired heart function after delivery

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14, 2017 - Women who develop preeclampsia earlier in pregnancy are more likely to have thickening in their heart's left ventricle one month after delivery. The changes were more severe among women who developed the condition early - before the 34th week of pregnancy, according to research presented today at the American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Hypertension, AHA Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease, American Society of Hypertension Joint Scientific Sessions 2017, in San Francisco. Preeclampsia is a dangerous elevation in blood pressure that occurs in the second half of pregnancy. Women with preeclampsia often have...

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