Published in Women's Health Weekly, May 22nd, 2003
Up to 8% of pregnant women develop pre-eclampsia. Eclampsia is more common in less developed countries, and accounts for around 50,000 maternal deaths a year worldwide. Maternal endothelial dysfunction (which prevents dilation of blood vessels resulting in increased blood pressure) is a feature of established pre-eclampsia, but whether this is a cause or consequence of the disorder is not clear.
Makrina Savvidou and colleagues from the Harris Birthright Centre, Kings...
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