Number Of Heart Attacks During Pregnancy Appears To Be Increasing In US

February 07, 2020 8:42 AM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

ACOG Today's Headline / CBS NEWS

CBS News (2/7) reported “heart disease is known to kill nearly 420,000 women in the U.S. each year, and is the leading cause of maternal deaths.” Moreover, “We’re seeing that there’s actually an increase in the number of heart attacks during pregnancy, and that number is going up in the United States,” one cardiologist told CBS news. In addition, research published in the National Vital Statistics Report “found that about one in four pregnancy or postpartum deaths are caused by cardiovascular complications – hypertensive disorders in particular affect as many as one in 10 women and cause increased risk of heart failure, heart attack, and stroke.” 

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