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Transient Hypertensive Effect in Pregnancy: A Pragmatic Pilot Study

Published:February 03, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogc.2022.01.010
      The 2014 Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada guideline on hypertensive disorders of pregnancy introduced a new entity: transient hypertensive effect. Defined as an isolated episode of hypertension during pregnancy that resolves after a period of rest in an otherwise normotensive patient, it is described as a benign condition.
      • Magee L.A.
      • Pels A.
      • Helewa M.
      • et al.
      Canadian hypertensive disorders of pregnancy working group. Diagnosis, evaluation, and management of the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy: executive summary.
      However, a literature review revealed no studies that support this definition.
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