Echocardiographic evaluation of cardiac functions in newborns of mildly preeclamptic pregnant women within postnatal 24-48 hours

Mutlu K., Karadas U., Yozgat Y., Mese T., Demirol M., Coban S., ...More

JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY, vol.38, no.1, pp.16-21, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


The aim of this study is to detect preeclampsia-related cardiac dysfunction within 24-48 hours of delivery in newborns born from preeclamptic mothers. Forty newborns from mildly preeclamptic mothers formed the study group and the control group was formed by 40 healthy newborns. Cardiac function for the groups were evaluated using conventional echocardiography and myocardial performance index (MPI) within the first 24-48hours of their lifetime and the results of both groups were compared. A significant difference between the groups was observed especially in the PW Doppler MPI measurements (the left ventricle MPI 0.37 +/- 0.09 and 0.26 +/- 0.11, p<.001; the right ventricle MPI 0.29 +/- 0.08 and 0.26 +/- 0.07, p<.035) for the control group and the study group. Elongation in the left and right ventricle MPI was detected to be more significant in terms of comparing systolic and diastolic functions to determine preeclampsia-related cardiac injury in newborns from preeclamptic mothers within the first 24-48hours of their lifetime.