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Hemodynamic Changes During Normal Pregnancy

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Oslo University Hospital Identifier:
First received: May 20, 2008
Last updated: July 3, 2011
Last verified: June 2009
Prospective, observational study of the changes in hemodynamic variables such as blood pressure, cardiac output, systemic vascular resistance, and of changes in respiratory variables such as vital capacity, and functional residual volume.A cohort study of 100 healthy pregnant women tested with non-invasive methods during pregnancy and 6 months after delivery.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Hemodynamic Changes During Normal Pregnancy: A Prospective Cohort Study of 100 Healthy Pregnant Women

Further study details as provided by Oslo University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pregnancy specific changes in hemodynamic variables [ Time Frame: Normal pregnancy time frame ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Respiratory functional changes [ Time Frame: Normal pregnancy time frame ]

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: August 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2009
Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Healthy pregnant women

Detailed Description:
Healthy pregnant women with the willingness to consent in physiologic tests at 3 different time points during, and one time point after pregnancy. Spirometric tests will be performed with V-MAX, non-invasive measuring of hemodynamics will be measured by Finometer.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Healty pregnant women scheduled for delivery at the Birth Clinic, Rikshospitalet University Hospital.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant women who at first admission are healthy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Co-existing diseases who represents decreased physical or psychological function
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00682201

Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Division of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
Oslo, Norway, 0027
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oslo University Hospital
Study Director: Leiv Arne Rosseland, PhD MD Rikshospitalet University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Øyvind Skraastad, Head of The Division of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Norway Identifier: NCT00682201     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: storkhemo-08-GG
Study First Received: May 20, 2008
Last Updated: July 3, 2011

Keywords provided by Oslo University Hospital:
Blood pressure
Cardiac output processed this record on August 17, 2017