Management and monitoring of severe preeclampsia.

  title={Management and monitoring of severe preeclampsia.},
  author={Antoinette C. Bolte and Herman P van Geijn and Gustaaf Dekker},
  journal={European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology},
  volume={96 1},
Preeclampsia is associated with increased maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Preeclampsia is more than pregnancy-induced hypertension. The hypertension is only one manifestation of an underlying multifactorial, multisystem disorder, initiated early in pregnancy. In established severe disease there is volume contraction, reduced cardiac output, enhanced vascular reactivity, increased vascular permeability and platelet consumption. Medical treatment of severe hypertension in… CONTINUE READING
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