Fast Five Quiz: Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management in Women

Yasmine S. Ali, MD

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December 14, 2020

Women of childbearing age have an increased prevalence of CVD. Risk factors specific to pregnancy complications include third-trimester bleeding, preeclampsia, and birth of an infant who is small for gestational age. According to American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for the prevention of CVD in women, risk assessment at any stage of life should include a detailed history of pregnancy complications. Women who experience pregnancy complications should be referred to a cardiologist or primary care physician postpartum.

Despite the absence of known prior disease, up to 4% of pregnancies may have cardiovascular complications.

Learn more about CVD risk and pregnancy.

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