Hemodynamic Changes During Normal Pregnancy


Prospective, observational study of the changes in hemodynamic variables such as blood pressure, cardiac output, systemic vascular resistance, and of changes in respiratory variables such as vital capacity, and functional residual volume.A cohort study of 100 healthy pregnant women tested with non-invasive methods during pregnancy and 6 months after delivery.

Full Title of Study: “Hemodynamic Changes During Normal Pregnancy: A Prospective Cohort Study of 100 Healthy Pregnant Women”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Prospective
  • Study Primary Completion Date: June 2009

Detailed Description

Healthy pregnant women with the willingness to consent in physiologic tests at 3 different time points during, and one time point after pregnancy. Spirometric tests will be performed with V-MAX, non-invasive measuring of hemodynamics will be measured by Finometer.

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • 1
    • Healthy pregnant women

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Pregnancy specific changes in hemodynamic variables
    • Time Frame: Normal pregnancy time frame

Secondary Measures

  • Respiratory functional changes
    • Time Frame: Normal pregnancy time frame

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Pregnant women who at first admission are healthy

Exclusion Criteria

  • Co-existing diseases who represents decreased physical or psychological function

Gender Eligibility: Female

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 35 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Oslo University Hospital
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • √ėyvind Skraastad, Head of The Division of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Leiv Arne Rosseland, PhD MD, Study Director, Rikshospitalet University Hospital

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