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 68 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Risks for gestational diabetes mellitus and pregnancy-induced hypertension are increased in polycystic ovary syndrome.
 

Author(s): Yunhui Wang, Xiaomiao Zhao, Huidan Zhao, Hong Ding, Jianping Tan, Jingte Chen, Rui Zhang, Ricardo Azziz, Dongzi Yang

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2013 ;2013():182582.

 

To evaluate pregnancy outcomes and its determinants in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Last Updated: 27 Dec 2013

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Circulating C19MC microRNAs in preeclampsia, gestational hypertension, and fetal growth restriction.
 

Author(s): Ilona Hromadnikova, Katerina Kotlabova, Marketa Ondrackova, Andrea Kestlerova, Veronika Novotna, Lucie Hympanova, Jindrich Doucha, Ladislav Krofta

Journal: Mediators Inflamm.. 2013 ;2013():186041.

 

The objective of the study was to identify the profile of circulating C19MC microRNAs (miR-516-5p, miR-517*, miR-518b, miR-520a*, miR-520h, miR-525, and miR-526a) in patients with established preeclampsia (n = 63), fetal growth restriction (n = 27), and gestational hypertension (n ...

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2013

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Microvesicles of women with gestational hypertension and preeclampsia affect human trophoblast fate and endothelial function.
 

Author(s): Einat Shomer, Sarah Katzenell, Yaniv Zipori, Rami N Sammour, Berend Isermann, Benjamin Brenner, Anat Aharon

Journal: Hypertension. 2013 Nov;62(5):893-8.

 

Microvesicles shedding from cell membrane affect inflammation, apoptosis, and angiogenesis. We hypothesize that microvesicles of women with gestational vascular complications reflect pathophysiological state of the patients and affect their endothelial and trophoblast cell function. ...

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2013

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The terms "Gestational Hypertension" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Chronic hypertension superimposed on preeclampsia at 13 gestational weeks: a case report with review.
 

Author(s): Yu-Chun Zhu, Yu Sun, Hui-Xia Yang

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. 2012 Jun;125(11):2067-9.

 

Preeclampsia is represented by hypertension and proteinuria in pregnancy. It usually occurs after 20 gestational weeks. There are few reports on preeclampsia before 20 gestational weeks. In this case, we report a patient with chronic hypertension superimposed with preeclampsia at ...

Last Updated: 13 Aug 2012

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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: 11 Aug 2014

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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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Effects of Exercise During Pregnancy on Maternal and Child Health: a Randomized Clinical Trial
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Gestational Hypertension; Prematurity; Maternal Post-partum Depression; Maternal Post-partum Weight Retention; Child's Development

 

Last Updated: 27 May 2014

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