New mechanisms of hypertension in pregnancy help determine patients at risk

A new review sheds some light on some of the potential metabolic and endocrine causes of preeclampsia, which is one of the most common conditions complicating pregnancy. Preeclampsia, which is characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine, can cause strokes, kidney and liver damage, and death.

“Endothelial dysfunction prediction, prevention, and management will go a long way in managing numerous medical disorders in India as it involves a large segment of our population, second only to infectious diseases.”
-Dhiraj Gada, MD, DGO, DFP, FICMCH, Indore, India, member of mdCurrent-India’s Ob/Gyn Editorial Advisory Board

Preeclampsia occurs in about 5% to 10% of all pregnancies, and leads to 50,000 to 75,000 annual maternal deaths worldwide. Factors that predispose women to developing preeclampsia include...

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