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Gestational hypertension

Lissa Magloire, MD
Edmund F Funai, MD
Section Editor
Charles J Lockwood, MD, MHCM
Deputy Editor
Vanessa A Barss, MD, FACOG


Gestational hypertension and preeclampsia/eclampsia are hypertensive disorders induced by pregnancy; both disorders resolve postpartum. Gestational hypertension is the most common cause of hypertension in pregnant women.

This topic will discuss gestational hypertension. Other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are reviewed separately:

(See "Preeclampsia: Clinical features and diagnosis".)

(See "Preeclampsia: Management and prognosis".)

(See "Eclampsia".)


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