Study gives hope for predicting and intervening in pregnancy-related heart failure
In 2018, more American women are dying of pregnancy-related complications than any other developed country. The rate of pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. has more than doubled in the past 30 years, with the leading cause being heart disease, including heart failure. Yet little is known about how to combat this trend.
Now, research led by assistant professor Mulubrhan Mogos, published this month in Circulation: Heart Failure, is helping the medical profession understand when heart failure occurs and who is at highest risk during pregnancy, making it possible for providers and patients themselves to intervene early for better outcomes.