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The hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (29.3).

TitleThe hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (29.3).
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsMagee, LA, Pels, A, Helewa, M, Rey, E, von Dadelszen, P
Corporate AuthorsCanadian Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy (HDP) Working Group, Canadian Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy HDP Working Group
JournalBest Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol
Date Published2015 Jul
KeywordsAntihypertensive Agents, Blood Pressure, Chronic Disease, CLIP, Delivery, Obstetric, Female, Humans, Hypertension, Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced, Postnatal Care, Pre-Eclampsia, Preconception Care, Pregnancy, Proteinuria

Hypertensive disorders are the most common medical complication of pregnancy. As such, a large part of antenatal care is dedicated to the detection of pre-eclampsia, the most dangerous of the hypertensive disorders. The highlights of this chapter include progress in the use of out-of-office blood pressure measurement as an adjunct to office blood pressure measurement, pre-eclampsia defined as proteinuria or relevant end-organ dysfunction, antihypertensive therapy for severe and non-severe hypertension and post-partum follow-up to mitigate the increased cardiovascular risk associated with any of the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

Alternate JournalBest Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol
Citation Key551
PubMed ID26141795