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Cardiovascular and Autonomic Reactivity in Women With a History of Pre-eclampsia

2014-08-27 03:53:04 | BioPortfolio

Summary

A history of preeclampsia is associated with a low plasma volume and higher sympathetic activity. Methyldopa will suppress sympathetic activity to normal values. In this study, the researchers will test that effect on the total cardiovascular balance.

Description

This is a randomized double-blind placebo controlled cross-over study in formerly preeclamptic women with a contracted plasma volume. The researchers will test the effect of methyldopa on the cardiovascular balance and orthostatic tolerance in women with a history of preeclampsia and healthy controls.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

Conditions

Preeclampsia

Intervention

alpha methyldopa

Location

Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center
Nijmegen
Netherlands

Status

Recruiting

Source

Radboud University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:53:04-0400

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