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Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Specialty

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Advisor

Dr. Larry Herman, DMSc, MPA, PA-C, DFAAPA

Abstract

Preeclampsia is a public health issue that involves early intervention among pregnant individuals. Pregnant patients should be adequately assessed for moderate to high risk for preeclampsia and begin prophylactic therapy with low-dose aspirin (LDA, 81 mg daily). This article discusses the most common pregnant individuals at risk for preeclampsia. It also reviews how aggressive identification of these individuals in early pregnancy coupled with prophylactic therapy aids in reducing complications such as preeclampsia during the third trimester and antepartum care.

Keywords: Preeclampsia, Pregnancy, Aspirin, Prevention

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