Preeclampsia: Exposing Future Cardiovascular Risk in Mothers and Their Children


  • Cindy M. Anderson

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    1. Cindy M. Anderson, PhD, WHNP, IBCLC, is an assistant professor in the College of Nursing, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
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Address for correspondence: Cindy M. Anderson, PhD, WHNP, IBCLC, College of Nursing Building, University of North Dakota, Room 307, 430 Oxford Street, Stop 9025, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9025. E-mail:


There is an increased risk for future cardiovascular disease in women who have had preeclampsia. In infants born to mothers with preeclampsia, there is growing evidence of increased risk for both cardiovascular disease and preeclampsia. Epidemiologic and experimental data provide a strong link between intrauterine exposure to preeclampsia and subsequent risk for the development of cardiovascular disease in women. JOGNN, 36, 3-8; 2007. DOI: 10.1111/J.1552-6909.2006.00115.x