Flashcards in Late pregnancy problems Witrak Deck (11):
What is preeclampsia?
Multisystem disorder/syndrome of new onset HTN and proteinuria
When does preeclampsia usually present?
What is the primary risk factor for preeclampsia?
25% of preeclampsia cases are considered severe. What does it take for preeclampsia to be considered severe?
Systolic > 160; OR
Diastolic > 110; OR
5g protein/24hr urine; OR
End organ injury
What is the current theory to the pathology of preeclampsia?
Placental hypoperfusion with release of antiangiogenic factors
What are the possible symptoms of severe preeclampsia?
Headache, CNS hemorrhage, seizures (eclampsia), ARF, pulmonary edema, DIC, hepatic failure/rupture
What is HELLP syndrome?
Elevated Liver enzymes
What are some possible consequences to the placenta or fetus with preeclampsia?
Fetal growth retardation
How is mild preeclampsia treated?
How is severe preeclampsia treated?
Delivery regardless of gestational age