Short and long term strategies for the management of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

Huda, S.S., Freeman, D.J. and Nelson, S.M. (2009) Short and long term strategies for the management of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy, 7(12), pp. 1581-1594. (doi:10.1586/erc.09.147)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1586/erc.09.147

Abstract

The hypertensive disorders of pregnancy include gestational hypertension and preeclampsia, both de novo and superimposed on chronic hypertension. These disorders occur frequently among pregnant woman and are important contributors to maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity worldwide. In this review, we will focus on recent developments in the prediction and pathogenesis of these disorders, prevention of preeclampsia and current strategies for the treatment of hypertension in pregnancy. We also explore the evidence relating adverse pregnancy outcome to an increased future risk of cardiovascular disease and potential strategies to minimize this risk.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Freeman, Dr Dilys and Nelson, Professor Scott and Huda, Dr Shahzya
Authors: Huda, S.S., Freeman, D.J., and Nelson, S.M.
Subjects:R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Journal Name:Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
ISSN:1477-9072

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