Recognizing pregnancy-associated cardiovascular risk factors

Am J Cardiol. 2014 Jan 15;113(2):406-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2013.08.054. Epub 2013 Oct 6.


Preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, or pregnancy-induced hypertension identify a woman at risk for cardiovascular disease. This information should be incorporated into the routine cardiovascular risk assessment for women, as a basis for appropriate risk factor screening, counseling, and preventive interventions. There is need for development and validation of a clinometric tool to assess cardiovascular risk and guide management.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Global Health
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening / methods*
  • Morbidity / trends
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular* / diagnosis
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular* / epidemiology
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular* / prevention & control
  • Risk Assessment / methods*
  • Risk Factors