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Comment & Response
March 15, 2016

Preeclampsia and Congenital Heart Defects

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
  • 2Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
JAMA. 2016;315(11):1167-1168. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.19075

To the Editor Dr Auger and colleagues1 investigated the association between preeclampsia and congenital heart defects in Canada. A similar study was recently published using a nationwide birth cohort from Norway.2 The fact that 2 independent studies found that preeclampsia was associated with heart defects in newborns in different populations strengthens the confidence in the results.

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