Carty, D. (2019) Pre-eclampsia. In: Touyz, R. M. and Delles, C. (eds.) Textbook of Vascular Medicine. Springer: Cham, pp. 365-372. ISBN 9783030164805 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-16481-2_34)

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Pre-eclampsia is a multisystem disorder of pregnancy, characterised by hypertension and proteinuria, occurring after 20 weeks of gestation. As well as being associated with pregnancy complications such as preterm delivery and foetal growth restriction, pre-eclampsia is now increasingly known to be associated with cardiovascular diseases in later life. Despite decades of research into the condition, it remains difficult to predict, difficult to diagnose and difficult to treat. In this chapter pathophysiological mechanisms and origins of disease will be discussed, with a focus on placental and cardiovascular factors. Potential markers to improve early prediction of disease and therapeutic strategies will be discussed, as well as the relationship between pre-eclampsia and future maternal health problems.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Carty, Dr David
Authors: Carty, D.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health
Published Online:03 August 2019

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