What is the role of angiogenesis in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia?

Updated: Nov 29, 2018
  • Author: Kee-Hak Lim, MD; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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Data show that an imbalance of proangiogenic and antiangiogenic factors produced by the placenta may play a major role in mediating endothelial dysfunction. Angiogenesis is critical for successful placentation and the normal interaction between trophoblasts and endothelium. (See Angiogenic Factors in Preeclampsia, below.)

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