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Hypertensive Diseases

  • Victoria Danhakl
  • Ruth LandauEmail author
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Abstract

Preeclampsia (PEC) is a multisystem disorder characterized by new-onset hypertension, with or without proteinuria and end-organ dysfunction. Although most PEC pregnancies may be carried to term or near term with good maternal and neonatal outcomes, risks for maternal, fetal/neonatal mortality, or serious morbidity are significant. In addition, women with a history of PEC pregnancy are at increased risk for hypertension, acute coronary events, strokes, thromboembolic, and end-stage kidney failure later in life.

Keywords

Preeclampsia Early onset Endothelial dysfunction Eclampsia HELLP syndrome Hypertension Proteinuria Thrombocytopenia Spinal anesthesia Magnesium sulfate Labetalol Vasopressors Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology, Center for Precision MedicineColumbia University College of Physicians and SurgeonsNew YorkUSA

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