In: Science. Chapter 1 Introduction Disorders related to hypertension are one of the most common medical complications during the pregnancy. It is also an important cause of maternal and preinatal morbidity and mortality worldwide Baha, The term hypertension in pregnancy describes a broad spectrum of medical conditions, for which the pressure in the blood vessels varies widely. The risks associated with hypertension are high for pregnant women and they are higher risk for complications such as organ failure, cerebrovascular accident, abruptio placentae and disseminated intravascular coagulation Mark,
Hypertension high blood pressure is one of the most preventable causes of premature morbidity and mortality world-wide. By , the number of patients diagnosed with hypertension is expected to be 1. The threshold blood pressure determining the presence of hypertension is defined as the level of blood pressure above which treatment has been shown to reduce the development or progression of disease. Remember: This is just a sample from a fellow student.
Systemic Hypertension is increased blood pressure flowing through the systematic arteries the blood vessels that transport blood from the heart to the tissues. It is caused by the narrowing of the arterioles which causes an increase resistance in the blood flow through the blood vessels thus, causing an increase in the workload of the heart and increases the pressure of the arteries Kearney et. The blood pressure is considered to be raised when the systolic and the diastolic levels.
There are two types of hypertension which are the primary essential hypertension and secondary hypertension. Essential hypertension is referred to patients with hypertension without any secondary identifiable cause. Secondary hypertension has an identifiable cause, such as renal artery stenosis or pheochromocytoma, and is managed.