Relationship between maternal arterial wave reflection, microvascular function and fetal growth in normal pregnancy.

@article{Khan2010RelationshipBM,
  title={Relationship between maternal arterial wave reflection, microvascular function and fetal growth in normal pregnancy.},
  author={Faisel Khan and Gary J Mires and Maureen Macleod and Jill J. F. Belch},
  journal={Microcirculation},
  year={2010},
  volume={17 8},
  pages={608-14}
}
OBJECTIVE In 50 normotensive pregnancies, we examined the relationship between fetal growth, arterial wave reflection, and microvascular function at 22, 34 weeks gestation, and six weeks postpartum. METHODS Arterial wave reflection was determined by measuring augmentation index (AIx). Changes in skin microcirculation to acetylcholine (ACh) and sodium nitroprusside (SNP) were assessed using laser Doppler imaging. RESULTS At 22 weeks, birth weight centile correlated with AIx adjusted for… CONTINUE READING