A recent study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) has reported that women with pre-eclampsia/eclampsia are at increased risk of future heart failure (HF) for up to a decade. The study found eclampsia to be an independent risk factor for future hospitalizations for HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF).
While the previous studies have shown preeclampsia to be associated with increased risk of furtire HF, the relationship between preeclampsia and HF subtypes are not well-established. To determine the same, Dominique Williams, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA, and colleagues aimed to identify the risk of HFpEF following a delivery complicated by preeclampsia/eclampsia in a retrospective cohort study.
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