Cheves M. Smythe, M.D., F.A.C.P.; E. J. Dennis III, M.D.; F. A. McIver, M.D.
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A 4½-year prospective study of 158 patients, 86 with pre-eclampsia, 23 with eclampsia, 6 with hypertensive vascular disease, and 43 normal controls re-emphasizes with the passage of every year the role of toxemia of pregnancy in both the genesis and advance of degenerative vascular disease. Of the 67 (78%) adequately followed pre-eclamptics, hypertension has reappeared in 48% of those patients with subsequent pregnancies, in 34% of all subsequent pregnancies, and 19% have become permanently hypertensive. Only 47% have had no subsequent trouble. For the 21 (87%) followed eclamptics, the corresponding figures are 62% hypertensive in subsequent pregnancies, 52% of all
Smythe CM, Dennis EJ, McIver FA. Pre-eclamptic Toxemia and Degenerative Vascular Disease: A Prospective Study of 158 Patients.. Ann Intern Med. ;64:1157. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-5-1157_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(5):1157.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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