Arterial stiffness and wave reflection 1 year after a pregnancy complicated by hypertension.
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) are associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) later in life. The authors investigated the association of HDP with blood pressure (BP) and arterial stiffness 1-year postpartum. Seventy-four participants, 33 with an HDP and 41 with uncomplicated pregnancies, were examined using applanation tonometry to measure BP, carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV), and augmentation index (AIx). On average, women with HDP had a 9 mm higher systolic BP (P
Recommended CitationEhrenthal, Deborah B; Goldstein, Neal D; Wu, Pan; Rogers, Stephanie; Townsend, Raymond R; and Edwards, David G, "Arterial stiffness and wave reflection 1 year after a pregnancy complicated by hypertension." (2014). Faculty papers. Paper 3.