Immunoreactive digitalis-like substance in pre-eclampsia.


An endogenous digitalis-like substance (DLS) may be involved in the pathogenesis of essential hypertension and pre-eclampsia. The digoxin levels in maternal and cord blood of 504 randomly selected patients were determined. Since none of the patients received digoxin, these levels indicated a cross-reacting substance (immunoreactive DLS). DLS levels were… (More)