HTN Disorders in Pregnancy
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What happens to moms as a result of high blood pressure in pregnancy?
- Placental abruption
- cerebral hemorrhage
- hepatic or renal dysfunction
- Pulmonary edema
Gestational HTN is....
- 1. onset of HTN without proteinuria after week 20 of pregnancy
- 2. systolic BP >140, diastolic >90
HTN with proteinuria (2+) develops after 20 weeks of gestation in a previously normotensive woman.
- 1. Onset of seizure activity or coma in a woman with pre-eclampsia
- 2. No hx of pre-existing pathology
- (usually will have a seizure within 24 hours after delivery)
Chronic HTN is...
HTN present before pregnancy or diagnosed before week ___ of gestation.
before week 20 of gestation.
Pre-eclampsia risk factors include
pre-existing medical condition
primigravidity or new partner in this pregnancy
and what maternal ages?
maternal ages of <18 or >35
What does HELLP stand for?
- Hemolysis- destroyed RBC- Hgb & Hct
- Elevated Liver enzymes
- Low Platelets (LP) petechiae, bruising
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