pregnancy-induced hypertension


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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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Signs of undiagnosed pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) including rapid weight gain, pitting edema, severe headaches, mid-back pain on right side and visual disturbances.
Doctors may recommend Caesarean section to an expectant mother based on a number of medical indicators, including breech position, pregnancy-induced hypertension and projected birth weight of the baby.
Recommendations for clinical practice The results of this well-designed preliminary study justify further studies of prophylactic atenolol for the prevention of pregnancy-induced hypertension and its sequelae.
Pre-eclampsia, which usually occurs late in the second or, more frequently, in the third trimester of pregnancy, is characterized by the occurrence of pregnancy-induced hypertension, edema, and proteinuria in a woman with no prior incidence of these sequelae (1).
Pregnancy-induced hypertension is a serious condition that requires immediate treatment, usually including delivery of the infant.
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