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Journal of Pregnancy
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 435090, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/435090
Review Article

Prevention of Preeclampsia

1Department of Public Health, State University of Ceara, 60.740-000 Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
2Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada N6H 5W9
3Department of Perinatal Medicine, Pregnancy Research Centre, The Royal Women's Hospital, 7th Floor, 20 Flemington Road, Parkville, Melbourne, VIC 3052, Australia
4Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3052, Australia

Received 24 September 2012; Accepted 15 November 2012

Academic Editor: Antonio Farina

Copyright © 2012 Sammya Bezerra Maia e Holanda Moura et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Preeclampsia (PE) affects around 2–5% of pregnant women. It is a major cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. In an attempt to prevent preeclampsia, many strategies based on antenatal care, change in lifestyle, nutritional supplementation, and drugs have been studied. The aim of this paper is to review recent evidence about primary and secondary prevention of preeclampsia.