Chapter 11. Gestational Hypertension1

  1. Errol R. Norwitz MD, PhD Professor Director1,
  2. Michael A. Belfort MD, PhD Professor Director2,3,
  3. George R. Saade MD Professor4 and
  4. Hugh Miller MD5

Published Online: 6 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314489.ch11

Obstetric Clinical Algorithms: Management and Evidence

Obstetric Clinical Algorithms: Management and Evidence

How to Cite

Norwitz, E. R., Belfort, M. A., Saade, G. R. and Miller, H. (2010) Gestational Hypertension1, in Obstetric Clinical Algorithms: Management and Evidence, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314489.ch11

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

  3. 3

    Perinatal Research and Fetal Therapy Program, HCA Healthcare, Nashville, TN, USA

  4. 4

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA

  5. 5

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181112

Online ISBN: 9781444314489

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Keywords:

  • gestational hypertension - history and examination;
  • gestational hypertension - gestational nonproteinuric hypertension/pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH);
  • patients with gestational hypertension - asymptomatic;
  • diagnosis of gestational hypertension - sustained elevation in BP≥140/90 mmHg;
  • gestational hypertension, diagnosis of exclusion - distinguishing from pre-eclampsia;
  • testing gestational hypertension - ultrasound for estimated fetal weight (EFW);
  • treatment of mild hypertension - no improvement in pregnancy outcome;
  • intravenous magnesium sulfate - drug of choice to prevent eclampsia