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Persistent cardiac dysfunction on echocardiography in African American women with severe preeclampsia.

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Summary of "Persistent cardiac dysfunction on echocardiography in African American women with severe preeclampsia."

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and preeclampsia both disproportionally affect African American women. Evidence continues to grow linking a history of preeclampsia to future CVD. Therefore, we sought to determine whether abnormalities in cardiac function, as determined by echocardiography, could be identified at the time of preeclampsia diagnosis in African American women, and if they persist into the early postpartum period.

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Name: Pregnancy hypertension
ISSN: 2210-7797
Pages: 127-132

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