Prevention of cardiovascular risk in women who had hypertension during pregnancy after 36 weeks gestation

Floortje Van Kesteren, Sanne Visser, Wietske Hermes, Arie Franx, Maria G. Van Pampus, Mireille N.M. Poppel, Jouke T. Tamsma, Ben W. Mol, Christianne J. De Groot

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Abstract

Objective: To analyse preventive interventions of women with cardiovascular risk factors postpartum. Methods: 3.5 years postpartum, women with history of hypertension in pregnancy were invited for a questionnaire, 1 year after a cardiovascular risk assessment. Results: Two hundred and fifty-seven women completed the questionnaire. At risk factor analyses, 35% had hypertension, 37% abnormal lipid-or glucose levels, 63% BMI≥25 and 19% smoked. One year later, 36% of women with hypertension used anti-hypertensives, 0% of women with abnormal laboratory findings used anti-cholesterol and 1% anti-diabetes medication, 31% of the obese women achieved BMI reduction (≥5%), 42% of the women who smoked, quit. Conclusion: A minority improved their risk profile.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-269
Number of pages9
JournalHypertension in Pregnancy
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Hypertension
  • Lifestyle
  • Preeclampsia
  • Prevention

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