Chapter 18. Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

  1. Celia Oakley MD, FRCP, FESC, FACC1 and
  2. Carole A Warnes MD, FRCP, FACC2
  1. Alexander Heazell and
  2. Philip N Baker

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470994955.ch18

Heart Disease in Pregnancy, Second Edition

Heart Disease in Pregnancy, Second Edition

How to Cite

Heazell, A. and Baker, P. N. (2007) Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy, in Heart Disease in Pregnancy, Second Edition (eds C. Oakley and C. A. Warnes), Blackwell Publishing, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470994955.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor (Emeritus) of Clinical Cardiology, Imperial College School of Medicine at Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK

  2. 2

    Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Internal Medicine and Pediatric Cardiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 FEB 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405134880

Online ISBN: 9780470994955



  • hypertensive disorders;
  • pregnancy;
  • blood pressure measurement;
  • pre-eclampsia;
  • collaborative low-dose aspirin study in pregnancy (CLASP)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Blood pressure measurement in pregnancy

  • Prevention of pre-eclampsia

  • Eclampsia

  • Secondary hypertension in pregnancy