Preeclampsia: Cardiovascular and renal risks during and after pregnancy

Andrea G. Kattah, Vesna D. Garovic

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Preeclampsia is a syndrome unique to pregnancy, characterized by diffuse endothelial and multiorgan dysfunction. In this chapter, we will review the physiologic changes in cardiovascular and renal function in normal pregnancy and discuss how preeclampsia may affect these two organ systems in the short term. We will also review the growing body of literature demonstrating that women with preeclampsia are at an increased risk of cardiovascular and renal disease later in life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSex Differences in Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780128131978
ISBN (Print)9780128131985
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • End-stage renal disease
  • Hypertension
  • Preeclampsia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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