Heart attacks during pregnancy on the rise across the country
KPRC , NBC
8:18 AM, Sep 10, 2018
A Mayo Clinic study shows that heart attacks during pregnancy are up 25 percent since 2002.
There are many factors that play into this sharp rise, mostly due to the high obesity rates.
"We have an obesity epidemic. We have sicker moms, we have patients that have diabetes, obesity, heart disease risk factors and these things aren't being recognized before they get pregnant and people walk into pregnancy with these risk factors," Dr. Diana Racusin, a maternal-fetal medicine physician, told KPRC.