ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    Severe preeclampsia at term gestation: Clinical profile

    Dr. Uma A Salma Afreen, Dr. Ruma Nooreen, Dr. Rajesh BN
    JCDR. 2023: 655-659


    Preeclampsia is considered superimposed when it occurs in a woman with chronic hypertension. It is characterized by worsening or resistant hypertension (especially acutely), the new onset of proteinuria or a sudden increase in proteinuria and/or significant new end-organ dysfunction after 20 weeks of gestation in a woman with chronic hypertension. Information regarding the marital history, menstrual history, significant past history, medical history, history of treatment taken for PE was included in the proforma. A comprehensive general physical examination, systemic and obstetric examination was conducted. BP was measured using a Mercury Sphygmomanometer in the right arm, sitting position. Incidence of NICU admission amongst babies born to cases was found to be 42.5% as compared to controls i.e., 20%. This difference in the proportion of NICU admissions amongst cases and controls was found statistically significant i.e. (p<0.05). It means incidence of NICU admissions was significantly higher in preeclampsia cases in our study.


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