- Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy carry morbidity and mortality for mothers and infants
- Hypertensive disorders include a full spectrum from gestational hypertension and preeclampsia to eclampsia.
- In 2013 the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released an executive summary with new task force recommendations for closer monitoring of patients with hypertensive disorders including:
Twice weekly blood pressure monitoring
Weekly office visits
Ultrasound surveillance of fetal growth
Weekly laboratory surveillance
Delivery at 37 weeks for patients with gestational hypertension and preeclampsia without severe features
Recommended CitationQuist-Nelson, MD, Johanna; Cooper, MD, Lauren; and Wolf, MD, Abigail, "Routine Surveillance of Patients with Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy" (2015). Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Presentations and Grand Rounds. Paper 6.