Pregnancy hypertension is a risk factor in Obstetrics according to the degree in which it occurs. Its consequences may affect pregnancy development, foetal growth, maternal conditions and perinatal mortality. To assess the link between arterial hypertension in pregnancy and its effects both on mother and foetus, a retrospective study was carried out on 121 pregnant women showing symptoms of arterial hypertension at the Gynaecology and Obstetrics clinic of the Childhood Institute at Trieste between Novembre 14, 1984 and April 22, 1991. The rapid assessment of cases of increased risk (medium to-serious hypertension, maternal proteinuria and IUGR) allowed a careful obstetrical monitoring, thus remarkably limiting neonatal morbidity and mortality.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Foetal Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology