Title

Hypertension in Pregnancy

Publication/Presentation Date

10-13-2016

Abstract

Hypertensive disorders complicate up to 10 % of pregnancies, and are a major cause of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy include four categories: chronic hypertension, gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, and superimposed preeclampsia. The diagnosis and management of hypertension in pregnancy requires a special approach with attention toward the maternal and fetal effects of both the disease and the treatment. This chapter reviews the pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis, management, and prognosis of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

First Page

107

Last Page

132

Disciplines

Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Document Type

Book Chapter