Management of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy: An updated review


  • Nada Yusuf Khan



Chronic hypertension, Classification of hypertensive disorders, Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, Pre-eclampsia


Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy (HDP) pose substantial risks to maternal and fetal health. Pre-eclampsia, a globally significant pregnancy complication associated with maternal mortality and adverse outcomes, is on the rise, driven by factors such as obesity, advanced maternal age, and the increasing prevalence of underlying medical conditions. This review explores recent advancements in managing these conditions, extending the scope to encompass cases of hypertension during pregnancy and up to 12 weeks postpartum. Notably, chronic hypertension is now incorporated within the HDP definition, with blood pressure (BP) assessment as a cornerstone in diagnosis. Emphasizing the importance of out-of-office BP measurements, including ambulatory and home-based monitoring, is underscored for pregnant and non-pregnant women. Recent insights into preeclampsia and other HDP have paved the way for enhanced preventive measures, screening protocols, and management strategies. With emerging early detection and intervention tools, there is significant potential for reshaping clinical practices.


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Management of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy: An updated review. (2023). Yemen Journal of Medicine, 2(3), 130-136.

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