Diabetes, Heart and Cardiovascular Diseases News Chronicle.  Diabetes, Cardiovascular and Heart Diseases
 Article 247
    Published on September 16, 2017

Mothers with pregnancy preeclampsia may encounter heart diseases and stroke later in life

A study done by researchers at the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, United States shows likely risks to atherosclerosis among those women with a history of preeclampsia pregnancy complication. Researchers found that preeclampsia condition follows a mother even during her post-menopausal years.

Researchers for their studies used the Rochester Epidemiology Project records. They studied health records of post-menopausal women who experienced either preeclampsia pregnancy histories or normal pregnancy histories. They have found a higher risk of atherosclerosis during post-menopausal years among those women who faced preeclampsia pregnancies.

Researchers concluded that preeclampsia complications extend even after pregnancy. The American Heart Association acknowledges risks to heart diseases and stroke with preeclampsia. Authors say blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases should be monitored closely on regular basis among those post-pregnancy women who experienced preeclampsia.

Researchers say women's hidden health problems such as preeclampsia or atherosclerosis will appear when women are having a baby (that is during pregnancy time) as blood volume increases by 30 to 50 percent and heart works harder in order to pump more blood as pregnancy advances.

Mothers with pregnancy preeclampsia may encounter heart diseases stroke later in life.

The study findings were published in the September 2017 issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Title of the article was "Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness and Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Women With Remote Histories of Preeclampsia: Results From a Rochester Epidemiology Project-Based Study and Meta-analysis."

If you like this article, please share it with a friend! Article address is (copy and paste the code below) :

Articles similar to this topic

1. Preeclampsia or gestational hypertension was linked to increased future heart disease risk in women
2. Breastfeeding lowers heart disease and stroke risk for women after pregnancy
3. No Increase In Risk Of Fetal Congenital Cardiac Anomalies With Beta Blockers Usage During Pregnancy
4. DKK3 natural protein can protect against plaque formation, atherosclerosis, stroke and heart attack
5. AT04A vaccine reduces LDL cholesterol and atherosclerosis to prevent heart disease
6. Risk Of Gestational Diabetes With Weight Gain Leading To Pregnancy
7. Poor Control Of Pregnancy Diabetes
8. Grey Hair Could Be A Sign Of Coronary Artery, Atherosclerosis And Heart Disease



Risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) and heart attack (myocardial infarction MI) with elevated calcium levels

Earlier studies show high levels of cholesterol, tobacco usage, alcohol consumption and diabetes are the main risk factors for the heart diseases. A study done by researchers at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, shows the risk of heart diseases such as coronary artery disease (CAD) and heart attack (or myocardial infarction MI) with elevated calcium levels in the bloodstream. Researchers say genetic predisposition is the possible reason for the increased levels of calcium in the bloodstream.

Researchers used Mendelian randomization technique to check the causal links between calcium levels in the bloodstream and heart attack and coronary artery disease (CAD). They have conducted a study with 184,305 individuals. Among them, 124,504 individuals were free from heart diseases and 60,801 individuals were diagnosed with coronary artery disease (CAD). Among coronary artery disease (CAD) diagnosed patients, 70 percent of them have experienced the heart attack. Researchers in their studies accounted for six genetic variants related to serum calcium levels.

They concluded their study by stating that higher risk of heart attack and coronary artery disease (CAD) with higher calcium levels in the bloodstream and higher serum calcium levels in the bloodstream are due to genetic predisposition. But researchers unable to establish coronary artery disease (CAD) or heart disease impact with calcium supplements in those individuals who are already genetically predisposed to higher levels of calcium.

A risk of coronary artery disease CAD heart attack (myocardial infarction MI) with calcium.

This study was conducted by Dr. Susanna C. Larsson. The study findings were published on July 25, 2017, in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Title of the article was "Association of Genetic Variants Related to Serum Calcium Levels With Coronary Artery Disease and Myocardial Infarction."

Post a message on social media and mail to your friend. Article address is (copy and paste the code below) :

Articles similar to this topic

1. Hypocalcemia & Hypomagnesemia Risks To Babies Of Mothers With Diabetes
2. Gallstone disease linked to rise in coronary heart disease risk
3. The double death rate for patients with coronary heart disease and depression
4. Iron levels play a role in risk reduction to coronary artery disease (CAD)
5. Inflammation hormones risk with glucose-gobbling immune cells hidden in the plaque of coronary artery disease CAD patients
6. A CT scan that can detect human coronary inflammation and helps us in gauging heart attack risk
7. Difficult to detect the heart attack in women who had breast implants
8. No gender difference in stress as a risk for coronary heart disease (CAD)


Calcium : Our body requires calcium for the health of bones/teeth, for the performance of muscles/hormones/nerves and for blood clotting function. Bones and teeth keep 99 percent of our body calcium. Our body requires vitamin D to absorb and use calcium. Low levels of calcium or hypocalcemia condition lead to diseases such as osteoporosis.



Site maps

Site map 1   Site map 2   Site map 3   Site map 4

The Diabetes News Chronicle does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Information in Diabetes News Chronicle is to support and not to replace medical advice given by the surgeon or physician or doctor. Published article is not a medical advice by the OWNER of "Diabetes News Chronicle" website or by the AUTHOR of the article.

Published by Jammi Vasista, Chennai, India.
Email Jammi[no-space]Vasista1991[at]gmail[dot]com
Phone 91-944-578-3182.
Address Diabetes News Chronicle, No 40, Kaveri Street, Rajaji Nagar, Villivakkam, Chennai, India. Pin : 600049.