Left Ventricular and Endothelial Function in Preeclampsia
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The purpose of this study is (1) to examine whether the left ventricular function is impaired in women with preeclampsia relative to healthy pregnant controls, (2) to examine whether the endothelial function is impaired in women with preeclampsia relative to healthy pregnant controls, and (3) to examine whether there is a post partum impairment in left ventricular and endothelial function.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 40 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Women with preeclampsia and women with normotensive pregnancies.
>18 years of age
Case: Clinical diagnosis of preeclampsia,
Control: Systolic BP <140 mmHg and diastolic BP <90 mmHg
Known hypertension or other cardiovascular disease