Women with a pregnancy history of spontaneous preterm delivery found at higher risk of cardiovascular diseases

10 febrero 2015

A history of spontaneous preterm delivery appears to double a woman’s risk of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, according to new results. The strength of the association was described by the investigators as «robust», and, as an independent risk factor for CVD, «almost equally strong» as raised blood pressure, elevated lipid levels, overweight, smoking and diabetes mellitus (with similar hazard ratios between 2.0 and 2.5).