by caryn (10177 Posts), Mon Apr 06, 2009 02:55 pm
Adults whose mothers suffered from "preeclampsia" or "gestational hypertension" while pregnant appear to be at increased risk of suffering a stroke, new research suggests.
Preeclampsia is a complication of pregnancy marked by high blood pressure, fluid retention and protein in urine, whereas gestational hypertension is high blood pressure that develops during pregnancy.
In a study, researchers found that people whose mothers had preeclampsia have nearly double the risk of stroke...
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