Prevention of Preeclampsia

  • A. Dal Canton
  • G. Romano
  • P. Veniero
Part of the International Yearbooks of Nephrology book series (IYNE, volume 1)

Abstract

Ideally, treatment to prevent preeclampsia should be limited to patients in whom the disorder can be accurately predicted. Unfortunately, in most cases prediction is impossible since the typical preeclamptic patient is a young primipara with no previous evidence of disease, in whom a sudden rise in blood pressure develops in association with proteinuria and edema. Efforts have been made, however, to find PREDICTIVE TESTS that are of help in anticipating the occurrence of preeclampsia.

Keywords

Aspirin Angiotensin Proteinuria Metoprolol Captopril 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Dal Canton
    • 1
  • G. Romano
    • 2
  • P. Veniero
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Nephrology, Faculty of Medicine at CatanzaroUniversity of Reggio CalabriaCatanzaroItaly
  2. 2.Department of Nephrology, II Faculty of MedicineUniversity of NaplesNaplesItaly

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