Expedite Treatment for Women With Severe Gestational Hypertension

You'll see more emphasis on urgent treatment of women hospitalized with SEVERE gestational hypertension.

Women with gestational hypertension have normal BP before pregnancy...and develop BPs of at least 140/90 mmHg after 20 weeks' gestation. It's severe when acute-onset BPs reach 160/110 mmHg or higher.

We know to admit and urgently treat women with "preeclampsia with severe features"...gestational hypertension AND thrombocytopenia, liver or renal dysfunction, pulmonary edema, new-onset headache, or vision changes.

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