Does mild preeclampsia cause arterial stiffness and ventricular remodeling through inflammation?

Çiftci F. C. , Çiftçi Ö., ÇALIŞKAN M. , Gullu H., Uçkuyu A., Özçimen E.

GINEKOLOGIA POLSKA, cilt.85, ss.900-907, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 85 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.900-907


Background: A link between preeclampsia (PE) and excessive maternal morbidity and mortality is a commonly recognized fact. Moreover, it has been suggested that chronic inflammatory state connected with PE contributes to accelerated atherosclerosis. There is also an association between PE and maternal cardiac remodeling and biventricular diastolic dysfunction. The aim of the study was to investigate the presence of impaired myocardial performance and increased arterial stiffness in patients who experienced a mild case of PE five years previously.