Clinical Note

Preeclampsia

One of the leading complications of pregnancy is a disorder of unknown etiology called preeclampsia (toxemia of pregnancy). Eclampsia is the occurrence of convulsions, coma, and often death following delivery. Preeclampsia is characterized by hypertension, edema, and proteinuria. Inadequacies of uteroplacental blood flow or perhaps immune incompatibilities of mother and fetus have been associated with preeclamptic-like symptoms. All of the signs and symptoms of preeclampsia, which may or may not develop to eclampsia, disappear with delivery. Most of the maternal cardiovascular and renal adjustments discussed above do not occur in preeclampsia.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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