pregnancy-induced hypertension

(redirected from Hypertension of pregnancy)

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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Rate of caesarean section, eclampsia and preterm delivery are reported to be significantly greater than isolated hypertension of pregnancy, [9] more commonly found in preeclampsia and it constitutes the partial HELLP syndrome.
A potential adverse effect of cyclosporine is that it may aggravate hypertension of pregnancy, and, in a small percentage of patients, it produces a pregnancy that is 3-4 weeks shorter than normal.
Dynamics and incidence patterns of the maternal complications in early onset hypertension of pregnancy.
1) Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are classified into 4 categories Chronic hypertension, Preeclampsia-eclampsia, Preeclampsia superimposed on chronic hypertension and Gestational hypertension (transient hypertension of pregnancy or chronic hypertension identified in the latter half of pregnancy).

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