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Cardiac abnormalities may help identify women at risk of recurrent pre-eclampsia

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 23 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1089
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Doctors may be able to identify which women are at high risk of recurrent pre-eclampsia by using echocardiography to look for certain cardiovascular abnormalities between pregnancies, say researchers in the journal Hypertension.1

Previous research has shown that women who have had pre-eclampsia are seven times as likely as women who had normal pregnancies to develop pregnancy related high blood pressure in later pregnancies and to …

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