HYPERTENSIVE DISORDER DURING PREGNANCY

HTN-in-pregnancy

National high blood pressure education program working group(2000) describes 5 major categories-

  • Gestational hypertension:-(BP>140/90 mmHg for first time, after 20 weeks, with out proteinuria)
  • Pre Eclampsia:- GHTN with proteinuria
  • Eclampsia:- pre-eclampsia complicated with convulsions or coma
  • Chronic HTN:- known HTN before pregnancy or diagnosed first time before 20weeks
  • CHTN superimposed pre-eclampsia or eclampsia:- occurrence of new onset of proteinuria in women with chronic HTN

Hypertension is the common medical complications of pregnancy & contributes to maternal & perinatal monbidity & mortality