Risk for subsequent coronary artery disease after preeclampsia

Am J Cardiol. 2004 Mar 15;93(6):805-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2003.11.065.


We studied the history of hypertensive pregnancies and conventional risk factors in 141 relatively young (<66 years) parous women with angiographically documented coronary artery disease and in age-matched controls. Our study showed that hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, advanced age, smoking, and preeclampsia are independent risk factors for subsequent coronary artery disease.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Artery Disease / diagnostic imaging
  • Coronary Artery Disease / epidemiology*
  • Coronary Artery Disease / etiology*
  • Female
  • Finland / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Pre-Eclampsia / complications*
  • Pregnancy
  • Risk Factors