Pregnant Women with RA Face Heightened Peripartum Cardiovascular Complications, Study Confirms

4 Mar 2024 • In pregnant individuals with RA, recent findings showed RA as an independent risk for peripartum CV complications, including preeclampsia (aOR 1.37), peripartum cardiomyopathy (aOR 2.10), and arrhythmias (aOR 2.00).

Elevated risks of AKI and VTE were also observed in RA cases. A worrying trend of rising obesity, GDM, and acute CV complications in pregnant individuals with RA emerged over the 15-year study period.

For resource utilization, length of stay and cost of hospitalization were higher for deliveries among persons with RA.

Source: European Heart Journal | Read full story

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