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Survived a Complicated Pregnancy? Maternal, Postpartum and Fetal Cerebrovascular Risks

Symposium — Sunday, April 7, 2019 — 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM — Convention Center, Room W311G
Cardiovascular Section — Chair: Junie P Warrington — Co-Chair: Marilyn J. Cipolla
Cosponsored by: AJP - Heart and Circulatory Physiology

Pregnancy complications, including preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, are increasingly being diagnosed in the United States. The mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of these pregnancy disorders and the effects on target organs in the mother and offspring, are still largely unknown. Clinical studies point to the brain as being one of the organs susceptible to injury, with the cerebral vasculature being vulnerable to damage. Pregnancy disorders such as preeclampsia have lasting impacts not only during the index pregnancy but also several years postpartum. Preclinical, animal models have been developed to elucidate the underlying pathophysiology. The purpose of this symposium is discuss the advances in understanding the cerebrovascular abnormalities associated with common pregnancy complications and the proposed underlying mechanisms. A team of experts will address various aspects of pregnancy complications and the cerebrovascular impacts in the mother during pregnancy, the offspring, and the mother during the postpartum period.


  • Symposium overview
    Junie P Warrington — Department of Neurology, UMMC

  • The Maternal Brain in Preeclampsia Eclampsia
    Marilyn J Cipolla — Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Vermont

  • Adverse Maternal Environment and Effects on Offspring
    Sandra Davidge — Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Alberta

  • Postpartum Cerebrovascular Risks Following Complicated Pregnancy
    George R Saade — Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch

  • Stroke in Pregnancy and Postpartum
    Cheryl D Bushnell — Neurology, Wake Forest School of Medicine

    Junie P. Warrington —

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