Postpartum Heart Health Registry

Condition: Adverse Pregnancy Outcome and Cardiovascular Health


Key Inclusion Criteria

  • Women who experience an adverse pregnancy outcome including gestational diabetes, hypertension, preeclampsia, preterm delivery and/or growth-restricted newborn
  • Women who are at least 18 years old

Key Exclusion Criteria

  • N/A

Full Study Name

Postpartum Heart Health Registry (IRB no. 42254)


This study focuses on women who have experienced an adverse pregnancy outcome (complications during pregnancy), including hypertension, gestational diabetes, small-for-gestation-age baby and/or preterm delivery, because they all have an increased risk of developing later cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and strokes. The purpose of the study is to determine if early cardiovascular screening and evaluation can help these women reduce their long-term risk of developing heart disease. The registry will allow researchers to track the course of potential cardiovascular problems in women with adverse pregnancy outcomes to ultimately identify women who need intervention to help prevent cardiovascular disease, as well as study the association between adverse pregnancy outcomes, mental health and cardiovascular health. 

Data will be collected from medical records, and participants will be asked to complete mental health questionnaires, among other research procedures.

Principal Investigator

Sarah Kilpatrick, MD, PhD