Introduction: Gestational hypertension
Any type of high blood pressure occuring during pregnancy
is a type of "gestational hypertension".
Preeclampsia is severe high blood pressure during pregnancy,
and eclampsia is very severe pregnancy gestational hypertension leading to seizures.
Gestational hypertension: Gestational hypertension is defined as a blood pressure elevation detected for the first time after midpregnancy, and is distinguished from preeclampsia by the absence of proteinuria.1
Statistics and Gestational hypertension:
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1. excerpt from REPORT of the WORKING GROUP on RESEARCH on HYPERTENSION DURING PREGNANCY: NHLBI
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