How pregnancy health factors into heart disease later on

You know the usual suspects when it comes to heart disease risk factors for women: High blood pressure, diabetes, and smoking. But now there are new risk factors that include a woman's health when she was pregnant.

“Non-traditional factors we look at especially for women of childbearing years who have conceived and had the baby, things like hypertension or diabetes during pregnancy, and it goes away or you have a baby that is small birth weight. All of those have been connected to heart disease in women,” said Dr. Kardie Tobb, Cone Health Medical Group, Heartcare.

These new risk factors join a list of other new risk factors that again, only pertain to women.

Read more here: https://www.wfmynews2.com/article/news/local/women-heart-disease-new-risk-factors-include-health-during-pregnancy-hypertension-diabetes-small-weight-birth-weight-smoking-cone-health-kardie-tobb/83-2bdea3ec-4550-47b4-b5f9-70f5d156f8b6

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