Hypertension in pregnancy.

  title={Hypertension in pregnancy.},
  author={Marshall D. Lindheimer and Sandra J. Taler and Francis Cunningham},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Hypertension : JASH},
  volume={2 6},
Hypertension complicates 5% to 7% of all pregnancies. A subset of preeclampsia, characterized by new-onset hypertension, proteinuria, and multisystem involvement, is responsible for substantial maternal and fetal morbidity and is a marker for future cardiac and metabolic disease. This American Society of Hypertension (ASH) position paper summarizes the clinical spectrum of hypertension in pregnancy, focusing on preeclampsia. Recent research breakthroughs relating to etiology are briefly… CONTINUE READING