Document Type : Research Paper

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Department of Gynecology, College of Medicine, University of Mosul, Mosul, Iraq

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Background: Pre-eclampsia (PE) is a multi-factorial and multi-systemic disorder precise to gestation; it is classically diagnosed by the hypertension associated with proteinuria and /or target organ damage during pregnancy subsequent to 20th week of conception, in woman who is formerly had normotensive blood pressure.
Aim of the study: To compare the levels of troponin I between pre-eclamptic and normotensive pregnant women.
Patients and Methods: A prospective case-control study was done to achieve the study’s aim and carried out in the Obstetrics and Gynecology department at Alkhansaa maternity and childhood teaching hospital, Mosul, Iraq. The data collection period extends from 20th of December 2020 to the 1st of June 2021.One hundred pregnant women were invited to participate in the study. The diagnosis of PE was made by NICE guideline criteria.
Results: The mean GA, gravida, para, and abortion are lower in severe PE.BMI is lower in mild than severe PE and controls. Troponin I levels shows no difference between PE groups concerning the symptoms. No correlation found in Troponin I level between PE groups with proteinuria.
Conclusions: Mean Troponin I levels was higher among PE group than normal.

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