Frequency of cardiovascular diseases among parents of preeclamptic and normotensive pregnant women was analized. During postpartum hospital stay, severe preeclamptic women (n=190) and normotensive women (n=950) were asked about their mothers' and fathers' past histories regarding hypertension, myocardial infarction, stroke and deep venous thrombosis prior to 50 years of age. At least one cardiovascular disease occured among the parents of severe preeclamptic patients in 79/190 cases (41.5%), whereas in the control group the figure was 224/950 cases (23.5%) (OR: 2.31 95%, CI: 1.64-3.23). Incidence of hypertension was significantly higher among parents of preeclamptic women. History of myocardial infarction and stroke was significantly higher among the fathers of preeclamptic women as compared to the control patients. The authors recommend finding out the family history of parents of pregnant women regarding early onset hypertension and cardiovascular diseases as these conditions may increase the risk of preeclampsia in the offsprings.
|Translated title of the contribution||Frequency of cardiovascular diseases among parents of severe preeclamptic women|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Magyar Noorvosok Lapja|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 28 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Reproductive Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology