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Treatment of hypertension during pregnancy

dc.contributor.authorHall, Daviden_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-05T09:26:27Z
dc.date.available2017-04-05T09:26:27Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationHall, D. 2014. Treatment of hypertension during pregnancy. SA Heart, 11(2):68-74, doi:10.24170/11-2-1758.
dc.identifier.issn2071-4602 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1996-6741 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.24170/11-2-1758
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/101490
dc.descriptionCITATION: Hall, D. 2014. Treatment of hypertension during pregnancy. SA Heart, 11(2):68-74, doi:10.24170/11-2-1758.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/SAHJ
dc.description.abstractHypertensive disorders of pregnancy are on the increase and remain important causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. The different classes of hypertension carry different risks but severe hypertension in itself remains a medical emergency. Pre-eclampsia is a particularly dangerous condition that may progress rapidly. During pregnancy mild hypertension without end-organ disease does not require treatment until levels of 150/100mmHg are reached. Acute severe hypertension must be diagnosed and treated expeditiously. The choice of anti-hypertensive agents is limited in pregnancy and physicians should choose agents which are regarded as safe and which they feel comfortable in using. After acute management, oral maintenance therapy will be indicated in many cases, although delivery is regarded as the only defi nitive treatment for pregnancy specifi c conditions such as pre-eclampsia. Previous pre-eclampsia is associated with increased rates of cardiovascular and metabolic disease in later life. This should prompt subsequent lifestyle education and intervention.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/SAHJ/article/view/1758
dc.format.extent7 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherSouth African Heart Association
dc.subjectHypertensionen_ZA
dc.subjectPregnancyen_ZA
dc.subjectPreeclampsiaen_ZA
dc.titleTreatment of hypertension during pregnancyen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
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