New device cleans blood to treat preeclampsia

April 24, 2019 8:32 AM | Deleted user

April 24, 2019, Medgadget 

Preeclampsia is one of the most common serious maladies that pregnant women encounter. It is a poorly understood condition with symptoms such as high blood pressure, proteinuria, and headaches, potentially even leading to seizures. The treatment options for preeclampsia are still very limited, mostly confined to hypertension medications, bed rest, and birthing the baby, which is essentially a cure for the disease. A new option has just been given Breakthrough Device Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 

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