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Severe pre-eclampsia associated with short-term adverse cardiac effects

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eMediNexus    26 June 2018

Severe pre-eclampsia can result in short-term adverse cardiovascular effects, according to results of a prospective observational study reported online June 25, 2018 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Women with severe pre-eclampsia have higher right ventricular systolic pressure, higher rates of abnormal diastolic function, decreased global right ventricular longitudinal systolic strain, increased left-sided chamber remodeling, and higher rates of peripartum pulmonary edema, when compared with healthy pregnant women.

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