MIHAELA VIVIANA IVAN, IZABELLA PETRE, BRIGITHA VLAICU, ADRIAN APOSTOL, DAN TESLOIANU, MIRCEA MUNTEANU, RADMILA COSTACHESCU, LAVINIA CRISTINA MOLERIU, LAZAR FULGER THE USE OF PULSE WAVE VELOCITY IN PREDICTING PRE-ECLAMPSIA IN HIGH-RISK WOMEN In this study, we evaluated the diagnostic utility of pulls wave velocity (PWV) alone or in combination with other diagnostic markers in predicting pre-eclampsia (PE) on high-risk women. Pregnant women at high risk for PE were recruited between 32 and 36 weeks of gestation period. This study is the first in Romanian and shows that PWV may be a potentially promising predictor of early-onset PE in women at high risk for PE. All these patients were treated and were instructed according to the ESC/ESH guidelines regarding hypertensive patients. Statistical analysis was performed using the Chi-square, a Mann-Whitney test, Pearson correlation, and linear regression tests.After we ran several test the main conclusions are that there is a positive correlation between the para-clinics data (creatinine, Esbach proteinuria) and the pulls wave velocity for aorta (PWVao). The risk for preeclampsia is increasing if the body mass index (BMI) of the patients is higher than the average value (BMI>26) or if the patient is a smoker.