Hypertensive disorders are among the most common medical complications of pregnancy, with an incidence of approximately 6-10%. This spectrum of conditions includes essential hypertension, pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome. For patients with pre-existing hypertension, management ideally commences prior to conception, and continues through pregnancy to the postnatal period. This book provides information on the evidence-based management of women with hypertension throughout pregnancy, supported by important background information on the etiology, risk-factors and pathophysiology of these disorders. Illustrated with accompanying algorithms, tables and lists for quick reference on diagnostic criteria, drugs and side-effects, this book will help clinicians rapidly gain access to the information they need to care for these patients. This will to be of interest to all grades of obstetric trainees as well as specialists, obstetric anesthetists and anesthetic trainees, midwives and maternal-fetal physicians.
· Includes tables on the diagnostic criteria for severe pre-eclampsia
for quick reference to clinical situations
· Algorithms for the management of severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are included
· Tables of drugs and side effects for quick reference when prescribing
1. Adaptations of maternal cardiovascular and renal physiology to pregnancy Louise Clare Kenny and Fergus McCarthy
2. Etiology and pathophysiology of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy Ian P. Crocker and Alexander Heazell
3. Classification and diagnosis of hypertension in pregnancy Louise Clare Kenny and Fergus McCarthy
4. Screening for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy S. Ananth Karumanchi and Errol R. Norwitz
5. Management of pre-existing hypertension in pregnancy Mark D. Kilby, Ellen Knox and Louise Clare Kenny
6. Management of isolated hypertension in pregnancy Arun Jeyabalan and Alexander Heazell
7. Secondary hypertension in pregnancy Sarah Germain and Fergus McCarthy
8. Management of mild pre-eclampsia Fiona Milne and Philip N. Baker
9. Management of severe pre-eclampsia Baha M. Sibai and Errol R. Norwitz
10. Management of eclampsia John T. Repke and Errol R. Norwitz
11. Anesthetic implications of hypertension John Clift and Alexander Heazell
12. Long-term significance following hypertension in pregnancy Edmund F. Funai and Louise Clare Kenny
About the Authors
Alexander Heazell, University of Manchester
Alexander Heazell is Clinical Lecturer, Maternal and Fetal Health Research Group, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.
Errol R. Norwitz, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, USA
Errol R. Norwitz is Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut, USA.
Louise C. Kenny, Cork University Maternity Hospital
Louise Clare Kenny is Professor of Obstetrics and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, The Anu Research Centre, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College Cork, Ireland.
Philip N. Baker, St Mary's Hospital, Manchester
Philip N. Baker is Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta and Honorary Consultant Obstetrician, Royal Alex Hospital, Edmonton, and Honorary Professor of Obstetrics, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.