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Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2018 Jun;45(2):333-347. doi: 10.1016/j.ogc.2018.01.012.

Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy.

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1
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Women and Infants Center, 1700 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35249, USA. Electronic address: alsutton@uabmc.edu.
2
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Women and Infants Center, 1700 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35249, USA.

Abstract

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are a heterogeneous group of conditions that include chronic hypertension, gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, and preeclampsia superimposed on chronic hypertension. These disorders account for a significant proportion of perinatal morbidity and mortality nearly 10% of all maternal deaths in the United States. Given the substantial health burden of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, there is increasing interest in optimizing management of these conditions. This article summarizes the diagnosis and management of each of the disorders in the spectrum of hypertension in pregnancy and highlights recent updates in the field.

KEYWORDS:

Chronic hypertension; Eclampsia; Gestational hypertension; Preeclampsia

PMID:
29747734
DOI:
10.1016/j.ogc.2018.01.012
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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