Long-term risk of cerebrovascular disease in women with placental abruption


  • Long-term stroke risk was higher among women who had placental abruption (PA).

Why this matters

  • The study adds to evidence of increased vascular event risk associated with obstetric complications by examining the relationship between PA and long-term risk of cerebrovascular disease (CBVD).

  • Identifying groups of women who may be at increased risk for CBVD may improve stroke prediction and prevention.