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Preeclampsia Foundation’s Take 10 for Preeclampsia Research program announced  as top 10 finalist in NIH Build UP Trust Challenge
June 12, 2024
Preeclampsia Foundation’s Take 10 for Preeclampsia Research program announced as top 10 finalist in NIH Build UP Trust Challenge

Program competes for one of four $200,000 grant prizes in 2025 MELBOURNE, Fla. – June 12, 2024 – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today that the Preeclampsia Foundation’s Take 10 for Preeclampsia Research program h...

Preeclampsia Foundation Cuff Kit™ program receives HHS Office on Women’s Health Hypertension Innovator Award
May 09, 2024
Preeclampsia Foundation Cuff Kit™ program receives HHS Office on Women’s Health Hypertension Innovator Award

The Cuff Kit™ program joins 10 other programs honored for innovation in addressing hypertension during pregnancy

After Preeclampsia: Another Pregnancy or Not?
May 07, 2024
After Preeclampsia: Another Pregnancy or Not?

Research suggests the risk of having preeclampsia again is approximately 20%, however experts cite a range from 5% to 80% depending on when you had it in a prior pregnancy, how severe it was, and additional risk factors you may have.

New Study Reveals Key Genetic Markers for Preeclampsia, Paving Way for Biomarker Development for Preeclampsia
April 30, 2024
New Study Reveals Key Genetic Markers for Preeclampsia, Paving Way for Biomarker Development for Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a life-threatening hypertensive disorder, affecting 2%–5% of pregnancies, that remains poorly understood. In a recent study published by Physiological Genomics that was partially funded by the Preeclampsia Foundation's...

The value of maternal echocardiography after delivery in patients with severe preeclampsia
April 25, 2024
The value of maternal echocardiography after delivery in patients with severe preeclampsia

Echocardiography, commonly referred to as cardiac ultrasound or an “echo”, generates visual images of the heart known as echocardiograms. This imaging technique is especially informative during the peripartum period, the time encompassing...

Preeclampsia-associated cardiovascular risk factors 6 months and 2 years after pregnancy
April 25, 2024
Preeclampsia-associated cardiovascular risk factors 6 months and 2 years after pregnancy

There is an increased cardiovascular risk after a pregnant woman has preeclampsia. Previous research found that there are signs of early cardiovascular aging when a woman is six months postpartum. This study looked at women when they were six mo...

Accuracy of Maternal Self-Report of Recent Preeclampsia Among Healthy Women
April 25, 2024
Accuracy of Maternal Self-Report of Recent Preeclampsia Among Healthy Women

The accuracy of medical history is critical for the care of any patient. Preeclampsia increases the risk of complications in future pregnancies and is also associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The ability of patients to...

Risk of postpartum readmission after hypertensive disorder of pregnancy and variation by discharge antihypertensive medication prescription
April 25, 2024
Risk of postpartum readmission after hypertensive disorder of pregnancy and variation by discharge antihypertensive medication prescription

The authors of this paper note that an increasing number of people are being readmitted to the hospital within six weeks of discharge home after delivery and that many of these persons had a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy (HDP). Utilizing data fr...

Development of phenotyping algorithms for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) and their application in more than 22,000 pregnant women
April 25, 2024
Development of phenotyping algorithms for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) and their application in more than 22,000 pregnant women

This study aimed to examine the performance of two algorithms for diagnosis of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) with medical record data from a large cohort of pregnant women. In this article, the researchers emphasize the importan...

Preeclampsia Foundation hosts Capitol Hill Briefing on Improving Maternal Mortality & Morbidity
April 11, 2024
Preeclampsia Foundation hosts Capitol Hill Briefing on Improving Maternal Mortality & Morbidity

Washington, DC – April 11, 2024 – On April 10, one day before the start of Black Maternal Health Week, the Preeclampsia Foundation in partnership with Thermo Fisher Diagnostics held a Hill Briefing – “Putting Pressure on Mater...

Centering Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color: 7 Keys to Confronting  the Maternal Health Crisis
April 10, 2024
Centering Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color: 7 Keys to Confronting the Maternal Health Crisis

Advocate Shakima Tozay discusses the Black maternal health crisis and how we can improve outcomes for BIWOC patients with preeclampsia.

5 Tips for Coping with Grief at the Holidays
March 26, 2024
5 Tips for Coping with Grief at the Holidays

The loss of your expected pregnancy experience is especially hard at the holidays. Grief is normal - here are five tips to help you cope.

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