Journal article

OS088. First trimester triple vascular test for pre-eclampsia prediction.

JA Gurgel Alves, SP Brennecke, F da Silva Costa

Pregnancy Hypertens | Published : 2012

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Although PE represents a major cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality, the vascular mechanisms underlying this disorder have not been clearly identified. During the past three decades, while numerous clinical, biophysical, and biochemical screening tests have been proposed for the early detection of preeclampsia, maternal circulation changes during early pregnancy have yet to be fully evaluated for their contribution to PE prediction. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine a combination of maternal risk factors, mean arterial blood pressure, uterine artery Doppler, brachial artery flow-mediated dilatation (FMD), and ophthalmic artery Doppler for pre-eclam..

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