Pravastatin as the statin of choice for reducing pre-eclampsia-associated endothelial dysfunction.

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Summary of "Pravastatin as the statin of choice for reducing pre-eclampsia-associated endothelial dysfunction."

There is avid interest in pravastatin as a therapeutic intervention for pre-eclampsia, however little is known on statin action on endothelial dysfunction. This study aimed to evaluate the ability of pravastatin, simvastatin and rosuvastatin to reduce pre-eclampsia-associated markers of endothelial dysfunction in human endothelial cells.


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Name: Pregnancy hypertension
ISSN: 2210-7797
Pages: 83-91


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Onset of HYPERREFLEXIA; SEIZURES; or COMA in a previously diagnosed pre-eclamptic patient (PRE-ECLAMPSIA).

A complication of PREGNANCY, characterized by a complex of symptoms including maternal HYPERTENSION and PROTEINURIA with or without pathological EDEMA. Symptoms may range between mild and severe. Pre-eclampsia usually occurs after the 20th week of gestation, but may develop before this time in the presence of trophoblastic disease.

A small colorless crystal used as an anticonvulsant, a cathartic, and an electrolyte replenisher in the treatment of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. It causes direct inhibition of action potentials in myometrial muscle cells. Excitation and contraction are uncoupled, which decreases the frequency and force of contractions. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1992, p1083)

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A syndrome of HEMOLYSIS, elevated liver ENZYMES, and low blood platelets count (THROMBOCYTOPENIA). HELLP syndrome is observed in pregnant women with PRE-ECLAMPSIA or ECLAMPSIA who also exhibit LIVER damage and abnormalities in BLOOD COAGULATION.

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