Prognosis of Preeclampsia


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About prognosis: The 'prognosis' of Preeclampsia usually refers to the likely outcome of Preeclampsia. The prognosis of Preeclampsia may include the duration of Preeclampsia, chances of complications of Preeclampsia, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Preeclampsia, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Preeclampsia. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

Prognosis of Preeclampsia: Good with prompt treatment. Mother symptoms usually disappear within 6 weeks of delivery, without major long-term complications. Baby complications can be mostly avoided if the condition is controlled.
Prognosis for Preeclampsia: In women with preeclampsia, blood pressure usually returns to baseline within days to weeks after delivery. 1
Complications: see complications of Preeclampsia

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from REPORT of the WORKING GROUP on RESEARCH on HYPERTENSION DURING PREGNANCY: NHLBI

Last revision: June 12, 2003

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