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Hypertension 

Hypertension
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Hypertension
Author(s):

Dawn L. Adamson

, Mandish K. Dhanjal

, and Catherine Nelson-Piercy

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199574308.003.0094
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date: 26 November 2020

Definitions 192

Incidence 192

Measurement of blood pressure in pregnant women 193

Treatment of hypertension in pregnancy 194

Pre-eclampsia 198

Hypertension: consecutive blood pressure (BP) readings of ≥ 140/90 on more than one occasion at least 4 hours apart.

Hypertensive disorders are the commonest medical complications in pregnancy, affecting 10–15% of pregnant women....

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