Hypertension during pregnancy tied to increased risk of stroke in offspring: ESC study
Sophia Antipolis: Studies in the past have suggested that children exposed to maternal hypertensive disorders during gestation have increased risks of preterm birth, foetal growth restriction and cardiovascular risk factors including high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes later in life. But evidence for a direct link with severe cardiovascular disease is limited.
Researchers have come across a higher incidence of stroke four decades later in those whose mother had high blood pressure or pre-eclampsia while pregnant in latest research.The new study was conducted in 5.8 million children in total.The instant study explored link of preeclampsia focusing on ischaemic heart disease and stroke in children in later life.
The research has been presented at ESC Heart & Stroke 2021, an online scientific conference of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).