Medical Definition of Hypertension, gestational

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Hypertension, gestational: High blood pressure that develops during pregnancy and may subside after delivery. Women who have experienced gestational hypertension are more likely to develop hypertension and suffer a stroke later in life.

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Reviewed on 12/11/2018

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