Iram Jehan Balouch

Department of Cardiology, National Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, Hyderabad, Pakistan


  • Research   
    Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy Increase the Risk of Future Cardiovascular Disease
    Author(s): Riffat Sultana, Shazia Tabassum*, Fazal ur Rehman, Dayaram Makwana, Ali Faraz Shaikh and Iram Jehan Balouch

    Objective: Our study was designed with aim to observe all pregnancy-related hypertensive disorders and investigate the association of HPD and cardiovascular disorders. Methodology: This case-control study was conducted in Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases Karachi Pakistan from the June 2020 to the June 2021. Hypertension was defined after the 3 days of consistent observations of systolic pressure ≥ 140 mmHg or a diastolic blood pressure ≥ 90 mmHg during a cardiologist visit. All forms of hypertension were included in our research. We used SPSS 23.0 for comparing gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia among case and control groups. Four crude and logistic regression models were used to represent the association of pregnancy-related hypertensive disorders and cardiovascular disease. Results: For this research total of 512 participants were recruited from which 339 (66.2%) we.. Read More»

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