Development of cardiovascular disease after adverse pregnancy outcome
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in women in the United States. About 1 in 3 women…
In the US, the incidence of PPCM is rising, possibly due to advanced maternal age, an increased rate of multifetal pregnancies secondary to modern fertility techniques, and increased recognition and awareness of the disease.
The high rates of mortality from the Covid-19 pandemic are now creating even more widows and the mortality risk for widows almost doubles in the first 3 months following widowhood.
Many female baby boomers envision healthy aging in a way that differs from that of previous generations.