Severe cardiovascular morbidity in women with hypertensive diseases during delivery hospitalization.


Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT. Electronic address: [Email]


Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of pregnancy-related death in the United States. Identification of short-term indicators of cardiovascular morbidity has the potential to alter the course of this devastating disease among women. It has been established that hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease 10-30 years after delivery; however, little is known about the association of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy with cardiovascular morbidity during the delivery hospitalization.


cardiovascular morbidity,preeclampsia,severe maternal morbidity,

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