[Prevention of pre-eclampsia by low-dose acetylsalicylic acid--a critical appraisal].

Abstract

Pre-eclampsia has been shown to be associated with platelet activation and excessive release of vasoconstricting thromboxane preceding the onset of the disease. Low-dose acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) substantially inhibits thromboxane formation and may thus prevent pre-eclampsia from developing. In agreement with this hypothesis early randomised trials… (More)

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