|July 2005 · Vol. 17, No. 7
Management of obstetric hypertensive emergencies
A strategy based on the triad of diagnosis, stabilization, and delivery can minimize risk of catastrophic end-organ damage.
I prefer a loading dose of 6 g magnesium sulfate for preventing progression to eclampsia
OBG Management Board of Editors
Professor and Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Penn State College of Medicine—Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Life-threatening obstetric hypertensive emergencies cannot be entirely prevented, but the risk of serious complications can be minimized.
The spectrum of hypertensive disease that can complicate pregnancy is broad—ranging from so-called “white coat” hypertension to gestational hypertension, chronic hypertension, chronic hypertension with superimposed preeclampsia, to preeclampsia.