What are medical risk factors for preeclampsia?

Updated: Jun 12, 2018
  • Author: Michael P Carson, MD; Chief Editor: Edward H Springel, MD, FACOG  more...
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The following are maternal medical risk factors for preeclampsia:

  • Chronic hypertension, especially when secondary to such disorders as hypercortisolism, hyperaldosteronism, pheochromocytoma, or renal artery stenosis

  • Preexisting diabetes (type 1 or type 2), especially with microvascular disease

  • Renal disease

  • Thrombophilia

  • History of migraine [12]

  • Use of selective serotonin uptake inhibitor antidepressants (SSRIs) beyond the first trimester [13]

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