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Maternal death: a century of getting it wrong | Basky Thilaganathan | TEDxWandsworth

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Published on Dec 21, 2016

Basky's research interests are focused on obstetrics and high risk pregnancies with a particular interest in pre-eclampsia which accounts for 40% of maternal deaths worldwide and contributes to 25% of overall neonatal morbidity. During the last decade, substantial progress has been made towards understanding its causes. In this talk, Basky will reveal emerging evidence that pre-eclampsia is actually a cardiovascular disorder that effects some of its actions through the placenta.

Basky Thilaganathan was appointed in 2008 as Professor of Fetal Medicine at St George’s, University of London. Before that, he was Reader in Fetal Medicine since 2005 and appointed Director of Fetal Medicine at St George’s Hospital in 1999. His research interests are focused on obstetrics and high-risk pregnancies (Materno-Fetal medicine), with a particular interest on maternal cardiac function, placental function, fetal growth and pre-eclamspsia.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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