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Treating hypertension in pregnancy

Authors

  • D. Schlembach
  • V. Homuth
  • R. Dechend

Journal

  • Current Hypertension Reports

Citation

  • Curr Hypertens Rep 17: 63

Abstract

  • Hypertension is present in about 10 % of all pregnancies. The frequency of chronic hypertension and that of gestational hypertension is increasing. The management of pregnant women with hypertension remains a significant, but controversial, public health problem. Although treatment of hypertension in pregnancy has shown to reduce maternal target organ damage, considerable debate remains concerning treatment. We review current evidence regarding treatment goals, the ideal treatment starting time, and which drugs are available for the treatment of hypertension in pregnancy.


DOI

doi:10.1007/s11906-015-0572-y