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Infections, other factors raise risk of pregnancy-related stroke in women with preeclampsia

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Urinary tract infections, chronic high blood pressure and bleeding or clotting disorders may increase the risk of pregnancy-associated stroke in women with preeclampsia, new data suggest.

In a study published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, women with preeclampsia and pregnancy-related stroke were seven times […]

Multiple pregnancies may up risk of irregular heartbeat

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women who have multiple pregnancies are at a greater risk of developing an irregular heart rhythm, and delivering a premature baby may be associated with cardiovascular disease, according to two new studies.

In the study that links the number of pregnancies to a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation, researchers […]

Successful pregnancy possible for some women with high-risk congenital heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Doctors have historically advised against pregnancy in women with complex heart defects. But pregnancy may be possible for some of them, according to new guidance based on emerging data.

The American Heart Association published the new advice Thursday in its journal Circulation.

Pregnancy is a serious decision […]

Pregnant mom saved by quick action of toddler son

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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The details of what happened to her the day she had a stroke are still fuzzy for Lindaly Hernandez. But 4-year-old Jayden Garcia remembers exactly where he was the day his mother collapsed in her bathroom.

Jayden, who was 3 at the time, was […]

Told pregnancy too dangerous, cardiac arrest survivor has baby via surrogate, friend

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

At 31, Kristi Soule blacked out. Doctors initially diagnosed her with a heart attack. But after eight days in the hospital, doctors discovered a viral infection had attacked her heart and greatly decreased its function.

After that, Soule started paying more attention to her heart health.

“I […]

Prehypertension during pregnancy could lead to cardiovascular risks

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Pregnant women with even subtle blood pressure elevations in the upper ranges of normal may be at high risk of developing metabolic syndrome after giving birth, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.

Blood pressure guidelines — which don’t distinguish between pregnant women […]

New research raises concerns about high sodium levels in drinking water in Southeast Asia

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

High sodium intake from foods is linked to high blood pressure, but the health effects of sodium in drinking water has been less clear.

Now, a new study has found that healthy pregnant women in southwest coastal Bangladesh had their blood pressure rise if they drank […]

Pre-pregnancy heart abnormalities may predict recurrent preeclampsia risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women who had pregnancy-related high blood pressure multiple times had recognizable heart abnormalities between pregnancies that could help predict their risk for heart and blood vessel disease during subsequent pregnancies and even later in life, according to new research in Hypertension, an American Heart Association […]

February 22nd, 2016|Categories: High Blood Pressure, Women|Tags: , |0 Comments

Alcohol exposure before birth may later amplify neurological problems from stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Exposure to alcohol before birth might impair kidney blood flow in adulthood and heighten neurological problems caused by a stroke, according to an animal study presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

A research team from Texas A&M Health Science Center, College […]

Pregnancy in older age increases stroke, heart attack risk years later

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Women who become pregnant at age 40 or older face a greater risk of stroke and heart attack later in life than women who become pregnant at a younger age, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

“We already […]