Increased arterial stiffness in pre-eclamptic pregnancy at term and early and late postpartum: a combined echocardiographic and tonometric study.

@article{Estensen2013IncreasedAS,
  title={Increased arterial stiffness in pre-eclamptic pregnancy at term and early and late postpartum: a combined echocardiographic and tonometric study.},
  author={Mette Elise Estensen and Espen W. Remme and Guro Grindheim and Otto A. Smiseth and Patrick Segers and Tore Henriksen and Svend Aakhus},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  year={2013},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={549-56}
}
BACKGROUND Pre-eclampsia (PE) is characterized by hypertension and proteinuria, and complicates from 3%-10% of all pregnancies. The hemodynamic pathophysiology of the heart and systemic arteries in pre-eclamptic patients has not been well described. We therefore performed a comprehensive comparison of the systemic arterial properties at term and at 6 months postpartum in women with PE and in women with normal pregnancy (NP) and in nonpregnant women with a previous pre-eclamptic pregnancy (PPEP… CONTINUE READING

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