15. High Blood Pressure

  1. David Vaughan,
  2. Neville Robinson,
  3. Nuala Lucas and
  4. Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323948.ch15

Handbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care

Handbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care

How to Cite

Vaughan, D., Robinson, N., Lucas, N. and Arulkumaran, S. (2010) High Blood Pressure, in Handbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323948.ch15

Author Information

  1. Harrow and London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 22 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405178211

Online ISBN: 9781444323948

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Keywords:

  • high blood pressure;
  • hypertension in pregnancy - common reasons, for obstetric HDU admission;
  • hypertension causes - in pregnancy;
  • risks of pre-eclampsia, abruption, premature and small babies - in hypertensive mothers;
  • pregnancy-induced hypertension;
  • antihypertensive therapy in obstetrics;
  • hypertensive parturients, followed closely - 20–40% developing pre-eclampsia;
  • pre-eclampsia - complex multisystem disease, and vascular endothelial dysfunction;
  • feto-placental effects of pre-eclampsia;
  • maternal complications of pre-eclampsia

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Pre-existing hypertension

  • Pregnancy-induced hypertension

  • Pre-eclampsia

  • Eclampsia

  • Management of uncontrolled hypertension