pregnancy-induced hypertension

(redirected from Hypertension, pregnancy-induced)

gestational hypertension

hypertension during pregnancy in a previously normotensive woman or aggravation of hypertension during pregnancy in a hypertensive woman.

pregnancy-induced hypertension

pregnancy-induced hypertension

A term that encompasses isolated (nonproteinuric) hypertension (HTN)—pre-eclampsia—or proteinuric HTN—eclampsia; PIH occurs in 5–15% of pregnancies, and is a major cause of obstetric and perinatal M&M.
 
Clinical signs
Oedema, swelling (especially facial).

Management
Low-dose aspirin.

pregnancy-induced hypertension

A term that encompasses isolated–nonproteinuric HTN, pre-eclampsia or proteinuric HTN, eclampsia; PIH occurs in 5-15% of pregnancies, and is a major cause of obstetric and perinatal M&M Management Low-dose aspirin

ges·ta·tion·al hy·per·ten·sion

(jes-tā'shŭn-ăl hī'pĕr-ten'shŭn)
Hypertension during pregnancy in a previously normotensive woman or aggravation of hypertension during pregnancy in a hypertensive woman.
Synonym(s): pregnancy-induced hypertension.

pregnancy-induced hypertension

Any rise in blood pressure brought about by pregnancy and unaccompanied by protein in the urine or endothelial activation as indicated by a rise in circulating cellular fibronectin. Hypertension in pregnancy will, however, always raise the possibility of PRE-ECLAMPSIA.
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Pregnancies at risk include those complicated by maternal chronic hypertension, pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH)-preeclampsia, collagen/renal/vascular disease, and idiopathic fetal growth restriction.
The analyses were adjusted for maternal age, education and parity; smoking and alcohol use during pregnancy; gestational age; birth weight; and prenatal high-risk conditions (maternal anemia, intrapartum fever, preterm premature rupture of the membranes, excess amniotic fluid, diabetes, chronic hypertension, pregnancy-induced hypertension, renal disease, premature detachment of the placenta, placenta previa, bleeding of unknown cause, fetal growth restriction, Rh sensitization, postterm pregnancy and history of delivering a preterm or small-for-gestational-age infant).
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