Preeclampsia may cause both overperfusion and underperfusion of the brain: a cerebral perfusion based model.

@article{Belfort1999PreeclampsiaMC,
  title={Preeclampsia may cause both overperfusion and underperfusion of the brain: a cerebral perfusion based model.},
  author={Michael A Belfort and Charlotta Grunewald and George R. Saade and Michael A Varner and Henry Nisell},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  year={1999},
  volume={78 7},
  pages={586-91}
}
BACKGROUND The hypothesis was that low cerebral perfusion pressure is more common in women with mild preeclampsia as compared to those with severe preeclampsia, while high cerebral perfusion pressure is more common in women with severe preeclampsia than in women with mild preeclampsia. DESIGN Prospective, observational study. SETTING University teaching hospitals. METHODS Transcranial Doppler ultrasound was used to measure the blood velocity in the middle cerebral arteries of 54 patients… CONTINUE READING

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