Published in Women's Health Weekly, May 1st, 1995
Preeclampsia is a condition characterized by high blood pressure that develops late in the second trimester of pregnancy. Preeclampsia occurs in approximately five percent of pregnancies and is a leading cause of serious complications. In severe, untreated cases, it can result in maternal death.
As part of a study investigating the efficacy of low-dose aspirin, which was found to reduce the incidence of preeclampsia, investigators identified four clinical characteristics that may help to predict who will develop preeclampsia. In...
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