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Low-Dose Aspirin Does Not Influence the Clinical Course of Women With Mild Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension: PDF Only

Low-Dose Aspirin Does Not Influence the Clinical Course of Women With Mild Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension.

SCHIFF, EYAL MD; BARKAI, GAD MD; BEN-BARUCH, GILAD MD; MASHIACH, SHLOMO MD

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Abstract

: The effect of low doses of aspirin on women with mild pregnancy-induced hypertension was investigated by means of a prospective, randomized, double-blind trial. Fortyseven women hospitalized at 30-36 weeks' gestation because of mild pregnancy-induced hypertension were treated by a daily dose of either 100 mg aspirin or placebo. The mean blood pressure values, rates of development of severe preeclampsia, gestational ages at delivery, newborn weights, and 5-minute Apgar scores were similar in the aspirintreated and the placebo-treated groups. We conclude that low-dose aspirin is not curative but is essentially a preventive treatment which, in order to be effective, should be started weeks before clinical signs of preeclampsia are present. (Obstet Gynecol 76:742, 1990)

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