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Monsurat OkesanjoFollow

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17-8-2018 9:30 AM

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17-8-2018 11:30 AM

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Background: 30 percent of women with Cardiovascular diseases have a risk of having a miscarriage. Modifiable risk factors such as obesity, smoking, drug use, diabetes and/or hypertension are those that can be changed. Non-modifiable risk factors like race, age, or family predisposition are those that cannot be changed but can be controlled.

Objective: The purpose of this literature review is to identify cardiovascular risk factors that can potentially result in a miscarriage of 18-week gestation or less and to properly apply nursing interventions to reduce the number of potential miscarriages.

Method: An integrative literature review was conducted with widespread research to illustrate the increased relation between cardiovascular diseases and miscarriages. A total of two databases were used: CINAHL and PubMed.

Results: A review of the literature suggests that a strong correlation exists between women having cardiovascular problems/disease and the risk of spontaneous abortion.

Conclusion: This review found that 30 percent of women with cardiovascular diseases have a risk of having a miscarriage. The risk of miscarriage is increased 3-fold in women with cardiovascular disease.

Keywords: miscarriage, cardiovascular and risk factors

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Aug 17th, 9:30 AM Aug 17th, 11:30 AM

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Spontaneous Abortions in Early Pregnancies: An Integrated Review of Literature

Background: 30 percent of women with Cardiovascular diseases have a risk of having a miscarriage. Modifiable risk factors such as obesity, smoking, drug use, diabetes and/or hypertension are those that can be changed. Non-modifiable risk factors like race, age, or family predisposition are those that cannot be changed but can be controlled.

Objective: The purpose of this literature review is to identify cardiovascular risk factors that can potentially result in a miscarriage of 18-week gestation or less and to properly apply nursing interventions to reduce the number of potential miscarriages.

Method: An integrative literature review was conducted with widespread research to illustrate the increased relation between cardiovascular diseases and miscarriages. A total of two databases were used: CINAHL and PubMed.

Results: A review of the literature suggests that a strong correlation exists between women having cardiovascular problems/disease and the risk of spontaneous abortion.

Conclusion: This review found that 30 percent of women with cardiovascular diseases have a risk of having a miscarriage. The risk of miscarriage is increased 3-fold in women with cardiovascular disease.

Keywords: miscarriage, cardiovascular and risk factors