Pathophysiology of pregnancy-induced hypertension.

@article{Granger2001PathophysiologyOP,
  title={Pathophysiology of pregnancy-induced hypertension.},
  author={Joey P. Granger and Barbara T. Alexander and William A. Bennett and Raouf Ali Khalil},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  year={2001},
  volume={14 6 Pt 2},
  pages={178S-185S}
}
Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) is estimated to affect 7% to 10% of all pregnancies in the United States. Despite being the leading cause of maternal death and a major contributor of maternal and perinatal morbidity, the mechanisms responsible for the pathogenesis of PIH have not yet been fully elucidated. Studies during the past decade, however, have provided a better understanding of the potential mechanisms responsible for the pathogenesis of PIH. The initiating event in PIH appears to… CONTINUE READING

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