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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 309-313

Hypertension and pregnancy

Consultant Nephrologist, Department of Internal Medicine Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

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Omar Abboud
Hamad Medical Corporation, P.O.Box 3050, Doha
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Hypertensive disorders occur in about 3-10% of all pregnancies (1,2), and account for significant fetal and maternal morbidity and mortality. They fall into four major categories: chronic hypertension, Preeclampsia-eclampsia (pregnancy induced hypertension), chronic hypertension with superimposed preeclampsia and gestational hypertension. The pathophysiology and treatment of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy is discussed.

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