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Type: Journal article
Title: Changes of blood pressure and heart rate variability precede a grand mal seizure in a pregnant woman
Author: Faber, R.
Stepan, H.
Baumert, M.
Voss, A.
Walther, T.
Citation: Journal of Perinatal Medicine, 2004; 32(6):538-540
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter & Co
Issue Date: 2004
ISSN: 0300-5577
1619-3997
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Renaldo Faber, Holger Stepan, Mathias Baumert, Andreas Voss, Thomas Walther
Abstract: In order to evaluate blood pressure and heart rate variability as a potent diagnostic tool for different hypertensive pregnancy disorders we started a clinical trial recording these variables in early pregnancies predisposed for preeclampsia. During routine measurements one of the patients experienced a grand mal epileptic seizure. Since the parameters of both heart rate and blood pressure variability were sequentially altered immediately before the seizure, this case report provides an interesting insight into autonomic cardiovascular control in a developing convulsive fit and the pathophysiological generation of a grand mal seizure in pregnancy.
Keywords: blood pressure variability; eclampsia; grand mal seizure; heart rate variability; pregnancy
Description: Copyright © Walter de Gruyter 2004
RMID: 0020065518
DOI: 10.1515/JPM.2004.124
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