[Hypertension in pregnancy].

  • Michel Beaufils
  • Published 1987 in Archives des maladies du coeur et des vaisseaux


Hypertension occurs in 10 to 15 p cent of pregnancies. Among them, 10 to 20% also have proteinuria. This situation defines preeclampsia, and involves a serious threat on foetal and even maternal prognosis. Presence of the hepatic (HELLP) syndrome still severely worsens the prognosis. Pathophysiology of preeclampsia is based on a very early abnormality of… (More)