729: Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of single vs recurrent episodes of preeclampsia Academic Article uri icon


  • Objective The aims of this study were to: 1) determine the gestational outcome of the first episode of preeclampsia (PET) in patients with recurrent disease vs. those who had a single event; 2) determine the perinatal outcome of subsequent pregnancies in women with recurrent PET vs. those with a single episode. Study Design A cohort of multiparous patients who had singleton pregnancies without chromosomal or anatomical abnormalities was divided into three groups: 1) control group of pregnancies without PET (n= 208,017); 2) pregnancies of women with a single episode of PET (n= 4523); and 3) those of women with recurrent PET (n= 1018). Results 1) Women with recurrent disease had an increased rate of preterm delivery [both early (7.8% vs. 4.4%, P< 0.001) and late preterm (16.1% vs. 11.3%, P< 0.001)] than a single episode of PET; 2) Of interest, the rate of chronic hypertension is …

publication date

  • January 1, 2015