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

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
In this study, pregnancy induced hypertension will refer to both transient hypertension (Unaccompanied by proteinuria) and pre-eclampsia (Proteinuric 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).
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.
Recent guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, UK, recommends inpatient treatment of severe hypertension of pregnancy with labetalol (oral or intravenous), intravenous hydralazine or oral nifedipine as first-line alternative antihypertensives within the critical care setting.
National institute for health and clinical excellence guideline has recommended inpatient treatment of severe hypertension of pregnancy with labetalol (oral or parenteral), intravenous Hydralazine or oral Nifedipine as first line alternative antihypertensives4.
Dynamics and incidence patterns of the maternal complications in early onset hypertension of pregnancy. BJOG 2007;114(6):741-50.