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Update on Hypertension in Pregnancy


Here: at least 5 tips on hypertensive disorders during pregnancy.

A short article newly published in the American Journal of Kidney Disease reviews the classification of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy with a case study-and a quiz.1

Because primary care clinicians have clinical encounters with pregnant women, an updated review-and a quiz-seems timely.

Categories of hypertension

Table - 4 Categories of Hypertension in Pregnancy

1. Preeclampsia-eclampsia: new-onset hypertension in pregnancy (>140/90 mm Hg) with proteinuria (protein/creatinine >300mg/g) after 20 weeks of gestation.

2. Chronic hypertension: a blood pressure of >140/90 mm/Hg that predates conception or is diagnosed before 20 weeks of pregnancy.

3. A patient with chronic hypertension may also develop superimposed preeclampsia.

4. Gestational hypertension: new-onset hypertension (blood pressure >140/90 mm Hg) after 20 weeks of pregnancy without proteinuria that resolves after delivery.


Differentiating among these categories is important. Preeclampsia-eclampsia may be associated with serious complications and requires specialty input.


Which answer(s) best describe(s) the potential complications of preeclampsia-eclampsia?

A. The clinical course may be associated with acute renal failure.
B. When renal failure occurs, it is usually irreversible.
C. Preeclampsia-eclampsia may be confused with thrombotic microangiopathies (eg, TTP)
D. Unlike TTP or HUS, thrombocytopenia in preeclampsia-eclampsia is milder.
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