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Cardiac Pre Eclampsia
Google it: I'm an internist, but from what i remember from med school, where i delivered 30 babies in 30 days at umdnj (1970), the cardiac output peaks at 7 months, and decreases thereafter. Pre-eclampsia is an abormal preg state where the mother develops severe high blood pressure and edema. Needs aggressive treatment, including lots of rest. But look for an obstetrician answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take ic atenolol at 11 weeks of pregnancy to prevent pre-eclampsia? Blood pressure is normal, Cardiac output at the top of normal scale, HR 85.
Pregnancy and BP: Pre-eclampsia features protein in the urine and high blood pressure. Atenolol is a very good BP lowering medication but is not a first choice medication in pregnancy. Labetalol is safer. Preventing pre-eclampsia requires careful diet, low salt, rest, and low stress. Talk to your obstetrician about taking aspirin also. Don't take any medication without OB clearance. ...Read more
No: Pre-eclampsia usually resolves without any problems once the baby is born. Occasionally you can have elevated blood pressures for a few weeks to months postpartum, especially if pre-eclampsia was severe and may need to take a short course of blood pressure medicine. Women with eclampsia or severe post-partum pre-eclampsia can very rarely have long-term neurologic complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Of course.: Range: death to completely healthy infants. The main determinant is acuity of care, prompt seeking of medical care, gestational age at diagnosis and luck. ...Read more
75% - higher on ASA!: 25-65% recurrence rates can be expected for severe pree (higher recurrence with more severely affected pregnancies and earlier onset disease) - however you can help yourself by taking 81 mg Aspirin daily preconceptionally (decreases recurrence by 15-75%). Ask your doctor if it is safe for you to take aspirin. ...Read more
My daughter has a condition called pre-eclampsia.What causes this and any reremedies? I know it's serious.
Hypertension: Pre-eclampsia is a constellation of symptoms that arise during pregnancy. It is most likely caused by substances secreted by the placenta causing damage to maternal blood vessels. As a result, blood pressure rises, protein is noted in the urine, liver enzymes may also rise. The only cure is delivery and this is indicated if symptoms are severe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pregnany condition: Pre-eclampsia is a constellation of symptoms that can occur during pregnancy . The most common symptom is high blood pressure. You can also have protein in the urine and other blood abnormalities. It can be life threatening and proceed to eclampsia (seizures). The cure is delivery. ...Read more
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