Hypertension in Pregnancy. Lianne Beck, MD Assistant Professor Emory Family Medicine. OBJECTIVES. Know criteria for the diagnosis of chronic hypertension, gestational hypertension and preeclampsia List criteria for the diagnosis of severe preeclampsia/HELLP syndrome
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Lianne Beck, MD
Emory Family Medicine
A. Magnesium sulfate is the treatment of choice to prevent eclamptic seizures.
B. Diazepam (Valium) is more effective than magnesium sulfate in preventing recurrent eclamptic seizures.
C. Low-dose aspirin is beneficial for the prevention of preeclampsia in low-risk women.
D. An "interventionist" approach is superior to expectant management for severe preeclampsia between 24 and 34 weeks of gestation.
A. Methyldopa (Aldomet; brand no longer available in the United States).
B. Nifedipine (Procardia).
D. Lisinopril (Prinivil).
A. Blood pressure measurement ≥ 160 mm Hg systolic or 110 mm Hg diastolic on two occasions at least six hours apart.
B. Blood pressure measurement ≥ 150 mm Hg systolic or 100 mm Hg diastolic on two occasions at least six hours apart.
C. Proteinuria ≥ 3 g in a 24-hour urine specimen.
D. Proteinuria ≥ 5 g in a 24-hour urine specimen.