Table 3.

Vascular function in preeclamptic vs. normotensive pregnancy

Preeclamptic PatientsNormotensive PatientsP
FMD, %4.83 ± 3.158.53 ± 4.09= 0.014
Time-to-peak diameter, s61.3 ± 44.354.0 ± 17.5= 0.58
Change in artery diameter between baseline and end of occlusion, mm0.049 ± 0.1660.094 ± 0.0112= 0.45
RHI2.08 ± 0.381.53 ± 0.33= 0.0008
AIx-7523.00 ± 8.809.00 ± 9.74< 0.0001
cfPWV7.66 ± 0.936.03 ± 0.78= 0.0005
  • Values are means ± SD. P values represent between-group comparison (t-test). FMD, flow-mediated dilation; RHI, reactive hyperemia index; AIx-75, augmentation index standardized to a heart rate of 75 beats/min; cfPWV, carotid-femoral pulse-wave velocity.