OBJECTIVES: Pre-eclampsia (PE) is associated with an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease in later life. Daughters of PE mothers have an increased risk of developing the disease; recent epidemiological data suggest a (grand)paternal contribution. We have directly studied the parents of 673 women with stringently defined PE in relation to their daughters' disease. METHODS: (Grand)parental medical history, current medication and blood pressure (using an Omron 705 automated monitor) we...Expand abstract
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Babies, pre-eclamptic mothers and grandparents: a three-generation phenotyping study.
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