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Changes of blood pressure and heart rate variability precede a grand mal seizure in a pregnant woman.
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PMID:  15576279     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In order to evaluate blood pressure and heart rate variability as a potent diagnostic tool for different hypertensive pregnancy disorders we started a clinical trial recording these variables in early pregnancies predisposed for preeclampsia. During routine measurements one of the patients experienced a grand mal epileptic seizure. Since the parameters of both heart rate and blood pressure variability were sequentially altered immediately before the seizure, this case report provides an interesting insight into autonomic cardiovascular control in a developing convulsive fit and the pathophysiological generation of a grand mal seizure in pregnancy.
Renaldo Faber; Holger Stepan; Mathias Baumert; Andreas Voss; Thomas Walther
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatal medicine     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0300-5577     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Med     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-03     Completed Date:  2005-03-10     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361031     Medline TA:  J Perinat Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  538-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Leipzig, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Blood Pressure
Diagnosis, Differential
Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Seizures / diagnosis*,  physiopathology

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