“Persistent Postpartum Cardiovascular Dysfunction in Patients With Preeclampsia”
The investigators plan to enroll women with PE prospectively to evaluate incremental cardiovascular risk in those who have PE with severe features. This study includes detailed echocardiographic evaluation at several time points. With the current proposal, the investigators aim to collect blood to evaluate several biomarkers to determine if there is a correlation with short and medium-term cardiovascular risk. This opens the door to earlier detection, treatment and improved cardiovascular outcomes.
Diagnostic Test - Echocardiogram
Serial echocardiograms will be done on all patients pre-delivery, and at 3 months, 6 months and 1 year postpartum
Diagnostic Test - Blood draw
Serial blood draws at same time points as echocardiograms for biomarker levels
Persistent Postpartum Cardiovascular Dysfunction in Patients With Preeclampsia