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Echocardiographic assessment of cardiovascular hemodynamics in preeclampsia.
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PMID:  23024520     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To assess maternal cardiovascular function using echocardiography in normal and preeclamptic women in the third trimester of pregnancy.
METHODS: 40 subjects, 20 with preeclampsia and 20 normotensive controls with >34 weeks gestation and singleton pregnancy were recruited. Baseline characteristics, maternal and fetal outcome were studied with systolic and diastolic parameters on echocardiography.
RESULTS: The following parameters were higher in preeclamptic subjects as compared to normotensive controls-mean cardiac output (66.85 ± 4.56 ml/min vs. 56.1 ± 1.77 ml/min); mean LV diastolic mass (131.15 ± 16.85 vs. 104.90 ± 23.17 g); systolic mass (88.5 ± 7.34 vs. 83.33 ± 23.84 g); total vascular resistance (1396.85 ± 150.2 vs. 1204.5 ± 71.182 dyne, s cm(5)). Women with preeclampsia delivered smaller babies (2410 ± 426.16 g) as compared to normotensive controls (2895 ± 276.20 g). Student 't' test was used as a test of significance.
CONCLUSION: Women with preeclampsia have significant systolic and diastolic dysfunction compared to normotensive controls. Blood pressure monitoring alone is insufficient to identify effectively, risk of cardiovascular complications in these subjects.
Rizwana Solanki; Nandita Maitra
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-11-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology of India     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0975-6434     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol India     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-01     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374763     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol India     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  519-22     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Government Medical College, Baroda, India.
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