Chapter 40. Chronic Hypertension

  1. John T. Queenan MD Professor Chairman Emeritus2,
  2. John C. Hobbins MD Professor of Obstetrics3 and
  3. Catherine Y. Spong MD Chief4
  1. Baha M. Sibai MD

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch40

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Sibai, B. M. (2009) Chronic Hypertension, in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, J. C. Hobbins and C. Y. Spong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch40

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3257 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

  2. 3

    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4200 East 9th Avenue, B-198, Denver, CO 80262, USA

  3. 4

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Bivd, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 231 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0526, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125796

Online ISBN: 9781444312904

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Keywords:

  • chronic hypertension;
  • primary and secondary hypertension;
  • chronic hypertension during pregnancy - mild or severe;
  • antihypertensive therapy;
  • low- and high-risk hypertension

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definition and Diagnosis

  • Etiology and Classification

  • Maternal and Perinatal Risks

  • Treatment

  • Management

  • Conclusions

  • References