Health Matters for Women Newsletter

Health Matters for Women newsletter from CDC. US Dept. of Health and Human Services - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

June 2020

Disparities in the Prevalence of Excess Heart Age Among Women with a Recent Live Birthexternal icon
Understanding and addressing cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk has implications for maternal and child health outcomes. Heart age, the modeled age of an individual’s cardiovascular system based on risk level, and excess heart age, the difference between a person’s heart age and chronological age, are alternative simplified ways to communicate CVD risk. Among women with a recent live birth, this report predicted heart age, calculated prevalence of excess heart age (≥5 years), and examined factors associated with excess heart age.

Data on COVID-19 During Pregnancy
CDC is collaborating with state, local, and territorial health departments and external partners to better understand COVID-19 during pregnancy. Health departments that are notified of COVID-19 cases in pregnant women may collect more information on these women using an optional module in addition to a case reporting form. Findings will be rapidly translated into updated clinical guidance for pregnant women and infants.

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Page last reviewed: June 30, 2020
Content source: Women's Health