Preeclampsia : cardiovascular health and renal function

J.J. Spaan

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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.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Spaanderman, Marc, Supervisor
  • Peeters, Ludovicus, Co-Supervisor
Award date26 Oct 2012
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789081980807
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • pregnancy

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