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Hypertension and Pregnancy in Karbala Maternity Hospital

Author: Muna Kasim Mahmood
Journal: Karbala Journal of Medicine مجلة كربلاء الطبية ISSN: 19905483 Year: 2013 Volume: 6 Issue: 2 Pages: 1625-1629
Publisher: Kerbala University جامعة كربلاء


background: Hypertension complicates 5-7% of all pregnancies. Preeclampsiacharacterized by development of hypertension, proteinuria and multisysteminvolvement after 20 weeks of pregnancy in a previously normal female anddisappear after peurperium and it is responsible for substantial maternal and fetal morbidity.Objective: the purpose of this study was to know the complications of hypertension infemale during pregnancy and postpartum period, the method of termination of pregnancy,fetal and neonatal outcome of female with hypertension in pregnancy.Methods: this is a prospective study involve 75 pregnant women with hypertension admittedto Karbala maternity hospital, we monitored their pregnancies and recorded the developmentof complications.Results: eclampsia developed in 25.33% of them, HEELP syndrome developed in 9.33% andintrauterine fetal death occur in 6.66% and no maternal mortality occurring during thisperiod, intrauterine fetal death occur in 6.66% of them and 32% of them delivered vaginally.Conclusion: lower incidence of eclampsia, maternal death, intrauterine fetal death and othercomplications due to preeclampsia due to good monitoring and the use of prophylacticmagnesium sulphate in severe cases.

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