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PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF PREECLAMPSIA

Anxiety / Fear

Stress

Increase Heart Rate

Increase Cardiac Output

Vasospasm

Inc. blood flow resistance

Vasoconstriction

Small amount of plasma leakage INCREASE BLOOD PRESSURE Protein lost

Increase Salt intake

Inc. NA reabsorption

Increase permeability of glomerular membrane

Decrease Glomerular filtration

Inc. Heart pumping

NA retains H2O PROTENURIA EDEMA DECREASE URINE OUTPUT & CREATININE CLEARANCE

Dec. blood supply to organs

Diffusion of fluid to interstitial spaces

Poor organ perfusion