The Association between Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes and Laboratory Measures as Risk for Cardiovascular Disorders


  • Haneen Hussein Farhood Clinical Pharmacy department/ College of Pharmacy/ Mustansiriyah University
  • Manal Khalid Abdulridha Department of Clinical Pharmacy/College of Pharmacy/ Mustansiriyah University
  • Hameedah Hadi Consultant Gynecologist/Karbala Holy Health Directorate



; Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes, Cardiovascular Disease, Framingham Risk Score.


Background; Due to the complicated etiology of cardiovascular illnesses, a thorough risk assessment is necessary for screening reasons. Many published studies relate the pregnancy complications and future cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Objective; Investigate the association between risk factors of the laboratory measures and adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs) with level of cardiovascular disorders risk. Methods; Adult women were enrolled in a cross-sectional study, and they were divided into 2 groups according to whether they had a history of adverse pregnancy outcomes or not. Laboratory and clinical measurements were carried out, and The CVD risk was calculated according to Framingham risk score. Results; All women enrolled were over 40 years age, mostly obese, had predominantly A+ve and O+ve blood group phenotypes. As compared to the low risk category, women with a positive history of pregnancy-induced hypertension and preeclampsia were 7.5 times more likely to be in the intermediate group while those with a positive history of stillbirth were 17.2 times more likely to be in the high-risk group. Conclusion; With reference to the low risk category, a positive history of pregnancy-induced hypertension and preeclampsia was predictor for intermediate CVD risk, while a positive history of stillbirth was predictor for high CVD risk.


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