Answering Your Questions About Preeclampsia

Mark Santillan, MD, PhD to host a Facebook Live event on preeclampsia
Join us to learn more about preeclampsia.

Facebook Live: Preeclampsia Q&A

Date: Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
Time: 7 p.m. CST

Did you know preeclampsia is one of the most common pregnancy complications, affecting approximately 1 in 20 pregnancies? Preeclampsia is a high blood pressure disorder that occurs after 20 weeks of pregnancy and can cause a number of complications, including problems with the kidneys and other organs. In some extreme cases, preeclampsia can result in seizures, multi-organ failure, and even death. Unfortunately, current prevention of preeclampsia is not perfect, so understanding the signs and symptoms is key to help ensure the best possible outcome. 

During an interactive Facebook Live event, Mark Santillan, MD, PhD, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, will answer your questions and discuss the following topics related to preeclampsia:

  • Risk factors and symptoms of preeclampsia
  • Long-term impacts of preeclampsia
  • Latest research about preeclampsia, including studies here at the University of Iowa

To participate, visit the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Facebook page at 7 p.m. on Feb. 15 and post your question in the comment section of the live video feed. Already have a question? Visit our Facebook and comment on the posts about this event, or send us a private message. Then, tune in during the event for answers. The video will be available on the UI Hospitals and Clinics Facebook page following the event, if you’re not able to view it in real-time.