Hypertension in Pregnancy

Author(s): Mohammad Tinawi

Hypertension is commonly encountered in the course of pregnancy. It can predate or manifest during pregnancy. It requires prompt recognition and treatment. If left untreated, hypertension in pregnancy will lead to significant maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. This mini-review will discuss the classification of hypertension in pregnancy, identify treatment goals, discuss preeclampsia in some detail and discuss management of these disorders based on recent guidelines. This review is intended as a quick summary and a practical guide. Extensive reviews of the subject are widely available.

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