Open Access Review Article

Updates in the Prevention of Preeclampsia, What’s Beyond Aspirin?

Abanoub Gabra1* and Mariam Gabra2

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Assuit University, Egypt

2Nursing student, Hillsborough Community College, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: May 15, 2020;  Published Date: June 02, 2020


Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are among the most common medical problems during pregnancy and they are associated with significant mortality and morbidity rate. Low dose Aspirin is already approved by many societies like ACOG and WHO to be used as prophylaxis for preeclampsia in high-risk patients. Recent studies showed a possible reduction in the incidence of preeclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction for high-risk mothers who taking LMWH during pregnancy. Although, the published evidence supporting LMWH is characterized by profound heterogeneity and inconsistency in terms of selection criteria and treatment regimens. Antepartum treatment with a combination of LMWH with low-dose ASA is endorsed by the American College of Chest Physicians and The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for treatment of Antiphospholipid syndrome during pregnancy. WHO recommends Calcium as the first nutritional supplementation to prevent preeclampsia among population with low calcium in the diet. Folic acid and statins showed possible reduction in incidence of preeclampsia in high-risk patients but there is a need for further studies to confirm that. Dietary and lifestyle interventions have the potential to reduce the risk of preeclampsia. Both Metformin and vascular endothelial growth factors has promising preventive role that has been found through recent studies.

Keywords: Preeclampsia; Prevention; Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

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