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Women's Heart Health Tied to Multiple Pregnancy Complications - Medscape

Women with prepregnancy cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors have increasingly worse pregnancy outcomes, including a higher rate of maternal intensive care unit (ICU) admissions and fetal deaths, a new study suggests.

"With every additive cardiovascular risk factor — and it didn't matter which risk factor — there was a graded and consistently higher risk for each of the pregnancy complications," senior author Sadiya Khan, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, said in an interview with theheart. org | Medscape Cardiology