Role of intravenous nitroglycerin in the treatment of severe pregnancy-induced hypertension complicated by pulmonary edema.

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Intravenous nitroglycerin would appear to be an ideal agent for the treatment of severe pregnancy-induced hypertension complicated by cardiogenic pulmonary edema. Nitroglycerin infusion effectively reduces preload by venous dilatation and, at higher doses, results in arterial vasodilatation. Because of these pharmacologic properties, the effects of… (More)

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