HYPERTENSION: Hypertension in pregnancy: a risk factor for the whole family?


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Abstract

Hypertension in pregnancy is a known risk factor for increased cardiovascular risk for both the mother and her offspring. New findings suggest the offspring of normotensive pregnancies should also be considered at risk of high blood pressure if their mother has had hypertension in other pregnancies.Refers to Alsnes, I. V. et al. Hypertension in pregnancy and offspring cardiovascular risk in young adulthood: prospective and sibling studies in the HUNT study (Nord-Trondelag Health Study) in Norway. Hypertension69, 591–598 (2017).

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