Hypertension in Pregnancy


Hypertension existing prior to the onset of pregnancy,hypertension diagnosed prior to 20 weeks estimated gestational age, or persistent postpartum hypertension (>12 weeks postpartum). Hypertension diagnosed during pregnancy may be:

  • mild: >140/90mm Hg;
  • severe: > 160/110mm Hg.

Risk factors

  • Obesity;
  • Smoking;
  • Family history of HTP;
  • Sedentary lifestyle;
  • Etnicity (African Americans, Hispanics);
  • Stress;
  • Drugs (cocaine, methamphetamine).

Associated conditions

  • Renal: glomerulpnephritis, interstitial nefritis;
  • Retinal: retinopathy;
  • Cardiac: cardiomegaly, LVH.


  • History;
  • Phisical exam;
  • Tests: ECG, Echo;
  • Lab: 24 hour urine for proteine and creatinine clearance, electrolytes, blood urea nitrogen,creatinine, uric acid, urinalysis, CBS, platelets, AST, ALT, LDH, urine drug screening, echo (fetal and maternal).
  • Fetal US: fetal groth.
  • Maternal US: suspected complications such as CVA, chest pain, dyspnea, cardiac failure or hypertrophy.


Patient monitoring

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