Hypertension in Pregnancy


Pregnancy-related hypertensive disorders are one of the main causes of maternal morbidity and death. Pregnancy complications caused by hypertension disorders are frequent and constitute one of the lethal triad—along with bleeding and infection—that significantly increases maternal morbidity and death.

The mother’s risk of heart attack, cardiac failure, cerebral vascular accidents, and renal failure increases with severe hypertension [3]. The risk of issues such as inadequate oxygen transport through the placenta, foetal growth restriction, premature delivery, placental abruption, stillbirth, and neonatal mortality is also higher for the foetus and neonate.

Significant improvements in the treatment of the illnesses have resulted in advice and suggestions that are supported by research. The decrease of maternal morbidity and death depends on early identification and fast and effective care because the aetiology is poorly understood and there are no effective prediction techniques.

Increased understanding of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy among medical professionals and greater public awareness of the illnesses, particularly among women of reproductive age, are crucial for lowering the related morbidity and death.

Author(s) Details:

Omotayo Ramon Sunday,
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria and Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Medical Sciences, Ondo City, Ondo State, Nigeria.

Please see the link here: https://stm.bookpi.org/CPMS-V1/article/view/7327

Keywords: Hypertension, hypertensive disorders, pregnancy, eclampsia, preeclampsia, blood pressure.

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