Gestational Hypertension & Preeclampsia Medical Department
Blood pressure (BP) disorders during pregnancy are the most common medical problem, especially after the 20th week of pregnancy, affecting a high proportion (6-10%) of pregnant women in developed countries and accounting for 25% of hospital admissions.
The most important clinical condition is preeclampsia, which affects 5% of pregnant women, whose only effective therapeutic intervention is delivery, usually premature (50% of all premature deliveries).
Classification of Arterial Hypertension in Pregnancy
1. Chronic arterial hypertension of any cause (Pre-existing hypertension)
2. Gestational hypertension
However, there is also an uncommon condition known as late postpartum eclampsia – a late form of preeclampsia, which occurs from 48 hours to a few weeks after delivery
4. HELLP Syndrome (Hemolysis, Elevated Liver enzymes and Low Platelets)
Services at GENESIS Clinic
Sofia Diamantidou, Internal Medicine-Hypertension Specialist, is the scientific head of the Hypertension Department of the Genesis Clinic. The following services are provided at the Gestational Hypertension and Preeclampsia Department of our Clinic:
- Assessment of the risk of developing arterial hypertension in women undergoing IVF, in women who have had arterial hypertension in a previous pregnancy and/or preeclampsia.
- Monitoring pregnant women who have already developed gestational hypertension and prescribing antihypertensive treatment.
- Holter 24-hour blood pressure monitor.
- Laboratory assessment with an individualized follow-up plan for both pregnant women receiving antenatal treatment and puerperae who developed hypertension and/or preeclampsia during pregnancy.
- Clinical monitoring ofblood pressure in direct and continuous collaboration with the pregnant woman’s Gynecologist and in conjunction with other tests such as fetal growth Doppler.
- Follow-up of patients with hypertension and/or preeclampsia and who were treated and assessed for risk factors for developing hypertension in a future pregnancy.