Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy.
Cardiol Clin. 2019 Aug;37(3):345-354
Authors: Shah S, Gupta A
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are common and contribute inordinately to maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Although not completely understood, recent clinical trials have provided important insights into pathogenesis of preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is considered a systemic disease with generalized endothelial dysfunction and risk of future cardiovascular disease. This review revisits the definitions and classifications of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy; discusses updates on pathophysiology, prevention, and early prediction of preeclampsia; reviews current management guidelines; and discusses potential risks and benefits associated with treatment. Improvement in management and outcomes of women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy seems in sight in the near future.
PMID: 31279428 [PubMed - in process]