Hypertension in Pregnancy: Diagnosis, Blood Pressure Goals, and Pharmacotherapy
Published: December 15, 2021
- Among high-income countries, the United States has one of the highest hypertensive-related maternal mortality and increased maternal morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular conditions and cerebrovascular accidents (stroke).
- Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) include chronic hypertension, gestational hypertension, preeclampsia/eclampsia and preeclampsia in chronic hypertension.
- There are major guideline differences for the levels at which hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) should be treated. More research in this area is needed.
- Commentary: Commentary on Pregnancy Report by George L Bakris, MD
- Top Things to Know: Hypertension in Pregnancy: Diagnosis, Blood Pressure Goals, and Pharmacotherapy
- Slide Set (PDF)
- 2017 Hypertension Clinical Guidelines
- 2020 Guideline for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
- Call to Action: Maternal health and Saving Mothers
- Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes and Cardiovascular Disease Risk: Unique Opportunities for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women
- Cardiovascular Considerations in Caring for Pregnant Patients
- Management of Pregnancy in Patients With Complex Congenital Heart Disease