Gestational Hypertension

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Gestational Hypertension

Gestational hypertension is also called pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH). Gestational hypertension affects 6-8% of all pregnant women, and is characterized by high blood pressure that develops after 20 weeks of pregnancy and goes away after delivery. Gestational hypertension is diagnosed when blood pressure is taken at prenatal visits with a physician. The health impact of gestational hypertension depends on when it is diagnosed and how high the individual's blood pressure is. 1 in 4 women with gestational hypertension may go on to develop preeclampsia, while others may need to have a cesarian section (c-section) or be induced (when medication is given to start labor). Most women with gestational hypertension will have a normal pregnancy, through increased prenatal doctor's visits, rest, decreased salt intake and lots of fluids will be important.

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Following organizations serve the condition "Gestational Hypertension" for support, advocacy or research.

Preeclampsia Foundation

The Preeclampsia Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce maternal and infant illness and death due to preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy by providing patient support and education, raising public awareness, catalyzing research and improving health care practices. We envision a world where preeclampsia no longer threatens the lives of mothers and babies.

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2014

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Sidelines National Support Network

Sidelines provides support, education, advocacy and resources to women and their families experiencing a complicated high-risk pregnancy or premature birth.

Last Updated: 4 Apr 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Gestational Hypertension" for support, advocacy or research.

Preeclampsia Foundation

The Preeclampsia Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce maternal and infant illness and death due to preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy by providing patient support and education, raising public awareness, catalyzing research and improving health care practices. We envision a world where preeclampsia no longer threatens the lives of mothers and babies.

http://www.preeclampsia.org

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2014

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Sidelines National Support Network

Sidelines provides support, education, advocacy and resources to women and their families experiencing a complicated high-risk pregnancy or premature birth.

http://www.sidelines.org

Last Updated: 4 Apr 2013

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General Resources

The Preeclampsia Registry

The Preeclampsia Registry is a "Living Database" bringing together those affected, their family members, and researchers to advance knowledge and discover preventions and treatments for preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome, and related hypertensive disorders

Updated 23 Oct 2014

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Gestational Hypertension" returned 122 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Comparison of risk factors and outcomes of gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia.
 

Author(s): Minxue Shen, Graeme N Smith, Marc Rodger, Ruth Rennicks White, Mark C Walker, Shi Wu Wen

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It remains an enigma whether gestational hypertension (GH) and pre-eclampsia (PE) are distinct entities or different spectrum of the same disease. We aimed to compare the risk factors and outcomes between GH and PE.

Last Updated: 24 Apr 2017

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Comparison of Kidney Function between Gestational Hypertension and Preeclampsia.
 

Author(s): Etsuko Nobumoto, Hisashi Masuyama, Jota Maki, Takeshi Eguchi, Shoko Tamada, Takashi Mitsui, Eriko Eto, Kei Hayata, Yuji Hiramatsu

Journal: Acta Med. Okayama. 2017 Apr;71(2):161-169.

 

Although gestational hypertension (GH) is thought to be different from preeclampsia (PE), in Japan GH and PE are usually treated as the same disease (i.e., pregnancy-induced hypertension). Here we sought to determine whether there are any differences in fetal growth and maternal kidney ...

Last Updated: 19 Apr 2017

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Use of placental vascularization indices and uterine artery peak systolic velocity in early detection of pregnancies complicated by gestational diabetes, chronic or gestational hypertension, and preeclampsia at risk.
 

Author(s): Ábel T Altorjay, Andrea Surányi, Tibor Nyári, Gábor Németh

Journal: Croat. Med. J.. 2017 Apr;58(2):161-169.

 

We aimed to investigate correlations between uterine artery peak systolic velocity (AUtPSV), and placental vascularization in groups of normal blood pressure (NBP) and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (chronic hypertension (CHT), gestational hypertension (GHT) and preeclampsia ...

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2017

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The terms "Gestational Hypertension" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

No Hypertensive Disorder of Pregnancy; No Preeclampsia-eclampsia; No Gestational Hypertension; No Hellp Syndrome. Vascular Disorder of Pregnancy Speaks for All.
 

Author(s): Yifru Berhan

Journal: Ethiop J Health Sci. 2016 Mar;26(2):177-86.

 

Hypertensive disorders complicate 5%-10% of pregnancies with increasing incidence mainly due to upward trends in obesity globally. In the last century, several terminologies have been introduced to describe the spectrum of this disease. The current and widely used classification of ...

Last Updated: 25 May 2016

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The association between dietary factors and gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.
 

Author(s): Danielle A J M Schoenaker, Sabita S Soedamah-Muthu, Gita D Mishra

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Dietary factors have been suggested to play a role in the prevention of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP), including gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia, but inconsistent findings have been reported. A systematic review and meta-analyses were performed to synthesize ...

Last Updated: 24 Jan 2015

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Prospects for the Prevention of Pregnancy-induced Hypertension and Preeclampsia Trial
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Pregnancy Induced Hypertension

 

Last Updated: 23 Nov 2016

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Oral Antihypertensive Regimens for Management of Hypertension in Pregnancy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hypertension in Pregnancy; Preeclampsia

 

Last Updated: 7 Jul 2017

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Postpartum Management of Hypertension in Pregnancy With Hydrochlorothiazide
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Pre-Eclampsia; Gestational Hypertension; Superimposed Pre-Eclampsia; Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced; Postpartum Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension; Postpartum Preeclampsia

 

Last Updated: 29 Sep 2017

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