Hypertension in Pregnancy
Hypertension in pregnancy is defined as blood pressure (BP) higher than 140 mmHg systolic or 90 mmHg diastolic on two occasions separated by at least 6 h.
Pregnancy-induced hypertension is defined as hypertension diagnosed at or after 20 weeks’ gestation.
Pre-eclampsia is a multisystem disease characterized by hypertension and proteinuria.
Pre-eclampsia may lead to fetal complications including preterm delivery, intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), fetal demise, and perinatal death, as well as maternal complications of seizure, stroke, and death.