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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: official journal of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine, 2004; 32(6):538-540
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter & Co
Issue Date: 2004
ISSN: 0300-5577
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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
grand mal seizure
heart rate variability
Description: Copyright © Walter de Gruyter 2004
DOI: 10.1515/JPM.2004.124
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