Administration of Aspirin in Preeclampsia

 

Decreased incidence of preterm preeclampsia was asscociated with admistration of low doses of aspirin.

Preeclampsia represents one of the most frequent causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality and the interventions to reduce the prevalence of this desease represent a major challenge in modern obstetrics.

The efficacy of low-dose aspirin administration during pregnancy in prevention of preeclampsia was shown by the researchers from King’s College Hospital, London, England after a double blind clinical trial.

The clinical trial was performed on 1620 pregnant women with high risk of preterm preeclampsia who received a dose 150 mg aspirin per day or placebo from 11 to 14 weeks of pregnancy until 36 weeks of pregnancy. Preterm preeclampsia appeared at 1.6% of participants treated with aspirin, as compared with participants treated with placebo (4.3 %).

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