Cardiac failure caused by severe pre-eclampsia with placental abruption, and its treatment with anti-hypertensive drugs

J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2003 Oct;29(5):339-42. doi: 10.1046/j.1341-8076.2003.00125.x.


Pre-eclampsia is the abnormality of blood circulation in late pregnancy, often caused by renal failure, hemolysis, elevated liver enzyme, low platelet syndrome, and eclampsia. We present a case of severe pre-eclampsia with placental abruption in a 24-year-old woman, pregnant for the first time. The patient was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, which came as a result of pre-eclampsia. Anti-hypertensive drugs were used for its treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abruptio Placentae / complications*
  • Adult
  • Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
  • Female
  • Heart Failure / drug therapy*
  • Heart Failure / etiology
  • Humans
  • Pre-Eclampsia / complications*
  • Pregnancy
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Antihypertensive Agents