UTI, Chronic HTN Ups Stroke Risk in Women with Preeclampsia

Infection such as a urinary tract infection (UTI) on admission, chronic hypertension, and prothrombotic conditions all increased the risk of pregnancy-associated stroke among women with preeclampsia, a large retrospective study found.

Women with preeclampsia and pregnancy-associated stroke were three times more likely to have an infection on admission (adjusted OR 3.0, 95% CI 1.6-5.8) and cardiovascular complications such as chronic hypertension (adjusted OR 3.2, 95% CI 1.8-5.5) or prothrombotic states (adjusted OR 3.5, 95% CI 1.3-9.2) — albeit with wide confidence intervals, reported Eliza C. Miller, MD, of Columbia University in New York City, and colleagues. Read more.

via www.medpagetoday.com

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