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Pregnancy induced hypertension. Etiopathogenesis

Zbigniew Saczko, Jolanta Saczko, Julita Kulbacka, Agnieszka Chwiłkowska, Krzysztof Żórawski
Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2009;13(3):199-205.

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Vol 13, No 3 (2009)
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Published online: 2009-05-11

Abstract

Hypertension-associated disorders in pregnant women are a frequent cause of death, premature births, stillbirths and complications in infants. Etiopathogenesis of most cases of hypertension in pregnant women remains unknown. Pathomechanism of pregnancy induced hypertension has not been fully elucidated.
In chronic hypertension the main feature is elevated blood pressure, whereas in pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH) the increase blood pressure is a syndrome of specific disorders and potential cause of complications in pregnant women.
The last studies suggest involvement of oxidative stress inducing uncontrolled increase of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the PIH etiopathogenesis.

Abstract

Hypertension-associated disorders in pregnant women are a frequent cause of death, premature births, stillbirths and complications in infants. Etiopathogenesis of most cases of hypertension in pregnant women remains unknown. Pathomechanism of pregnancy induced hypertension has not been fully elucidated.
In chronic hypertension the main feature is elevated blood pressure, whereas in pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH) the increase blood pressure is a syndrome of specific disorders and potential cause of complications in pregnant women.
The last studies suggest involvement of oxidative stress inducing uncontrolled increase of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the PIH etiopathogenesis.
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Keywords

pregnancy induced hypertension; oxidative stress; reactive oxygen species

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Title

Pregnancy induced hypertension. Etiopathogenesis

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 13, No 3 (2009)

Pages

199-205

Published online

2009-05-11

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Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2009;13(3):199-205.

Keywords

pregnancy induced hypertension
oxidative stress
reactive oxygen species

Authors

Zbigniew Saczko
Jolanta Saczko
Julita Kulbacka
Agnieszka Chwiłkowska
Krzysztof Żórawski

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