Considerations when devising a protocol for pre-eclampsia

Geraldine O’Sullivan

Abstract


Hypertension is the most frequent medical complication of pregnancy. Pre-eclampsia is one of the main causes of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Hypertension is the most common first sign of preeclampsia. Pre-eclampsia is also associated with fetal growth restriction, low birth weight, preterm delivery, small for gestational age infants and respiratory distress syndrome.

Keywords


hypertension; complication of pregnancy; pre-eclampsia

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.6001/actamedica.v19i3.2432

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