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Hypertensive Crisis in Pregnancy

  • Girija Wagh
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Abstract

Severe hypertension is a challenge in obstetric practice, and the focus of the antenatal care should be toward identifying this condition in all mothers. A thorough evaluation for systemic involvement and end-organ damage is essential to assess the extent of the disease. Hypertensive urgency and crisis are distinct entities. Severe preeclampsia is a hypertensive crisis. The pathophysiology is intricate, and antihypertensive medications if used rationally can reduce the complications. A team approach is better, and delivery is to be undertaken in a well-equipped facility and only after stabilization of the blood pressure.

Keywords

Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Severe Hypertension Hypertensive Crisis HELLP Syndrome Severe Preeclampsia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyBharati Vidyapeeth University Medical CollegePuneIndia

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