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Heather A. Boyd

Lifelong and transgenerational cardiovascular and renal consequences of preeclampsia
Grant amount: DKK 9,436,380

Heather Boyd says: “As a group, women who have had preeclampsia have increased risks of cardiovascular disease and kidney disease later in life. However, we remain unable to identify the individual women most likely to develop these diseases. This is because we do not understand how preeclampsia changes a woman’s biomarker profiles, what consequences these changes have for her heart and kidney function later in life, and how these changes can be used to predict her future risk of disease. We also know very little about how preeclampsia affects the offspring’s cardiac and kidney function. With this research project, we will investigate biomarkers of cardiovascular disease and kidney disease in women who have had preeclampsia and develop new tools for cardiovascular disease risk prediction in these women. We will also investigate whether children born after pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia have increased risks of cardiovascular disease and kidney disease later in life.”

Heather A. Boyd
Senior researcher Department of Epidemiology
Statens Serum Institut

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