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Pre-eclampsia is associated with increased risk of stroke in the adult offspring: the Helsinki birth cohort study.

Authors
  • Kajantie, Eero
  • Eriksson, Johan G
  • Osmond, Clive
  • Thornburg, Kent
  • Barker, David J P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Stroke
Publisher
Ovid Technologies Wolters Kluwer -American Heart Association
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2009
Volume
40
Issue
4
Pages
1176–1180
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.108.538025
PMID: 19265049
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

People born after pregnancies complicated by pre-eclampsia or gestational hypertension are at increased risk of stroke. The underlying processes may include a local disorder of the blood vessels of the brain as a consequence of either reduced brain growth or impaired brain growth leading to "brain-sparing" responses in utero.

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