Cardiovascular diseases are death cause nr. 1 in women. Yet, few people know that a pregnancy can provide important information about this. During pregnancy women can develop high blood pressure or pregnancy toxaemia (preeclampsia). In later life, these women run a higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. The pregnancy can be regarded as a test for the own health. Outside the pregnancy, these women often have high blood pressure, overweight and insulin resistance. These risk factors can be influenced by a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, these women should be offered cardiovascular risk management after the delivery.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||26 Oct 2012|
|Place of Publication||Maastricht|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2012|
- Cardiovascular diseases