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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Condition Specific Organizations

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

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Gestational Hypertension" returned 71 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Gestational hypertension and preeclampsia in living kidney donors.
 

Author(s): Amit X Garg, Eric McArthur, Krista L Lentine,

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2015 Apr;372(15):1469-70.

 

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2015

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Effect of race/ethnicity on hypertension risk subsequent to gestational diabetes mellitus.
 

Author(s): Rhonda Bentley-Lewis, Camille Powe, Elizabeth Ankers, Julia Wenger, Jeffrey Ecker, Ravi Thadhani

Journal: Am. J. Cardiol.. 2014 Apr;113(8):1364-70.

 

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) prevalence is greater in racially/ethnically diverse groups compared with non-Hispanic white populations. Although race has been shown to modify other cardiovascular disease risk factors in postpartum women, the role of race/ethnicity on GDM and ...

Last Updated: 1 Apr 2014

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Adolescent hypertension identified with correct cuff and its cardiovascular and gestational problems after 29 years.
 

Author(s): Sandra Regina Ramos Silva, Edna Apparecida Moura Arcuri, Adriana Paula Jordão Isabella, Silvia Maria Arcuri, Jair Lício Ferreira Santos

Journal: Rev Lat Am Enfermagem. ;22(1):3-10.

 

to identify, in 2011, rates of hypertension, cardiovascular and gestational problems in subjects presenting high blood pressure in 1982, when correct cuff size was used, according to the American Heart Association Arm Circumference/Cuff Width ratio of 0.40.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2014

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The terms "Gestational Hypertension" returned 0 free, full-text review articles on human participants.

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

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Pregnancy Induced Hypertension

 

Last Updated: 3 May 2015

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Oral Antihypertensive Regimens for Management of Hypertension in Pregnancy
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Hypertension in Pregnancy; Preeclampsia

 

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2014

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User Testing and Feedback for a Mobile Health Program for Postpartum Women: A Pilot Study
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Gestational Diabetes Mellitus; Preeclampsia; Gestational Hypertension; Pre-term Delivery; Delivery of a Small for Gestational Age Baby

 

Last Updated: 4 Mar 2015

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