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Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy 

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
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Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
Author(s):

Charlotte Frise

and Sally Collins

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198821540.003.0001
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date: 11 April 2021

This chapter covers physiology and blood pressure in the pregnant patient, followed by hypertensive disorders in pregnancy. This includes pre-existing hypertension, and hypertension induced by pregnancy. It also describes the background, investigations, management, and counselling of pre-eclampsia, HELLP syndrome, and eclampsia. Postnatal management is also covered, and the uses of antihypertensives in the pregnant patient are indicated, along with contraindications and possible side effects.

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