• Special Issue Topic

    Cardiovascular Risk for Mothers and Offspring Resulting from Complicated Pregnancy

    Submission Deadline: September 30, 2024

    Guest Editor

    Ilona Hromadnikova E-Mail

    Department of Molecular Biology and Cell Pathology, Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

    Research Keywords: pregnancy-related complications – pathogenesis, diagnosis, prediction, prevention, short-term and long-term cardiovascular risk for mothers and offspring

    About the Special Issue

    Pregnancy-related complications such as gestational hypertension (GH), preeclampsia (PE), HELLP (Hemolysis, Elevated Liver enzymes and Low Platelets) syndrome, fetal growth restriction (FGR), small for gestational age (SGA), gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), preterm birth (spontaneous preterm birth or preterm premature rupture of membranes) and pregnancy loss (late miscarriage and stillbirth) induce long-term metabolic and vascular abnormalities that might increase the overall risk of metabolic, cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, kidney, and other diseases later in life in mothers and their offspring. 

    This special issue aims to provide an overview of the latest research on the mechanisms, diagnostical and/or prognostical modalities, and treatment strategies associated with pregnancy-related complications leading to the consequent development of metabolic and cardiovascular abnormalities ((hypertension, dyslipidaemia, hyperglycaemia, obesity, echocardiography (ECHO) and electrocardiogram (ECG) abnormal findings, endothelial dysfunction, etc.)) and to the consequent onset of metabolic, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases (diabetes mellitus, myocardial infarction, cerebral infarction, systolic or diastolic heart failure, pulmonary arterial hypertension, etc.). 

    This comprehensive special issue will be of interest not only of scientists, but as well physicians from different complementary disciplines such as gynecology and obstetrics, cardiology, preventive medicine, general medicine, neonatology and paediatrics. Just the interconnection of various expertises may bring the benefits to our patients and significantly improve physical health of a broader population.

    Keywords: gestational hypertension; preeclampsia; HELLP syndrome; fetal growth restriction; gestational diabetes mellitus; preterm birth; pregnancy loss; cardiovascular risk; cardiovascular disease; cerebrovascular disease

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