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Arterial stiffness in normal pregnancy at 11-13 weeks of gestation and risk of late-onset hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

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Summary of "Arterial stiffness in normal pregnancy at 11-13 weeks of gestation and risk of late-onset hypertensive disorders of pregnancy."

We evaluated the possible correlation between pulse wave analysis (PWA) parameters measured during the first trimester of pregnancy in normotensive, low-risk women, and the development of hypertensive disorders later in pregnancy. Our hypothesis was that a still asymptomatic increase in arterial stiffness may potentially precede the onset of overt hypertension in pregnancy and that PWA could detect it.

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Name: Journal of hypertension
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The beginning third of a human PREGNANCY, from the first day of the last normal menstrual period (MENSTRUATION) through the completion of 14 weeks (98 days) of gestation.

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