Tag: eclampsia

Pre-eclampsia is defined as new onset hypertension accompanied by signs of organ dysfunction in the setting of pregnancy. Unfortunately, the risks associated with pre-eclampsia extend beyond the time of pregnancy, as affected women are more likely to later develop hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and experience stroke. As a vascular...
β-Blocker use in pregnancy and the risk of congenital malformations: an international cohort study Beta-blocker medications are commonly used in managing high blood pressure in pregnancy. With an increased prevalence of obesity and related comorbidities in women of reproductive age, exposure to anti-hypertensive medications in early pregnancy has also become...
Image: PD  1. In a large cohort study, fertility therapy was not associated with increased risk of maternal cardiovascular events.  2. Fertility therapy was associated with an increased risk of maternal metabolic syndromes during pregnancy, including gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)             Study Rundown:...