The hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (29.3).

  title={The hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (29.3).},
  author={Laura A Magee and Anouk Pels and Michael Helewa and Evelyne Rey and Peter von Dadelszen},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology},
  volume={29 5},
Hypertensive disorders are the most common medical complication of pregnancy. As such, a large part of antenatal care is dedicated to the detection of pre-eclampsia, the most dangerous of the hypertensive disorders. The highlights of this chapter include progress in the use of out-of-office blood pressure measurement as an adjunct to office blood pressure measurement, pre-eclampsia defined as proteinuria or relevant end-organ dysfunction, antihypertensive therapy for severe and non-severe… CONTINUE READING