Platelet function and response to low-dose aspirin in pregnancy

K Navaratnam
Pre-eclampsia is a serious multisystem disorder unique to pregnant women and associated with significant maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Despite the investment of decades of basic science and clinical research, the pathophysiology of pre-eclampsia has been incompletely illustrated. In low doses, the cyclooxygenase inhibitor and antiplatelet, aspirin, can redress the thromboxane/prostacyclin imbalance observed in pregnancies affected by pre-eclampsia. Low-dose aspirin is currently recommended for high risk pregnancies in many countries, despite affording only...
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