Study: Bad Pregnancy Outcomes Linked To Poor Health In Old Age
Now, a new study shows those problems don't end when those women's childbearing years are over.
JAMA Cardiology researchers say such women have a more than 25% higher risk for heart disease later in life than those who don't.
The researchers analyzed health data on 48,311 postmenopausal women 55 to 64 years old.
Almost 8% of these women later developed atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease after reaching menopause.
Specific pregnancy complications can increase a woman's risk of heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease. Study co-author Dr. Nisha Parikh