Is Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Miami Valley Hospital the first in Dayton to offer this preeclampsia test?

Dr. Jiri Sonek explains why Miami Valley Hospital offers preeclampsia screening. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

Is Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Miami Valley Hospital the first in Dayton to offer this preeclampsia test?

It is. And there is actually a good reason for it. We recently completed a study where we evaluated the performance of the first trimester screen, and we actually did find that the vast majority of women who do develop severe early preeclampsia can be detected by the early screen. And, therefore, we can actually effectively reduce the risk for those mothers.

 

Miami Valley Hospital is the first in Dayton to offer first-trimester preeclampsia screening. And there’s a good reason Miami Valley offers the test. We recently evaluated the performance of the screening and found that it is highly effective in detecting mothers who are at high risk of severe early preeclampsia. This allows us to reduce the risk for these women – and their babies.