PREGNANCY INDUCED HYPERTENSION: A PROSPECTIVE STUDY IN PREGNANT WOMEN
M. Jeevana Sravanthi*, G. Ramya Sree, Dr. P. Gowtham Reddy and M. Venkata Subbaiah
Pregnancy induced hypertension is a major pregnancy complication, causing premature delivery, fetal growth retardation, abruption of placenta and fetal death, as well as maternal morbidity and mortality. This Prospective observational study was conducted for a period of 2 months in which a total of 45 cases were followed and observed to assess the prevalence of pregnancy induced hypertension and its determinants among pregnant women attending tertiary care teaching hospital. In addition to this all the 45 cases of PIH were studied according to severity and incidence of PIH was assessed in accordance to gravidity. A well structured data format was used to collect data. The data for the study were taken from case sheets and by means of face to face interview. We found that the prevalence of pregnancy induced hypertension was 17.8%. Statistical significant association was found between pregnancy induced hypertension and various considered parameters The factor that may be responsible for the low prevalence of hypertensive disorder in our hospital could be due to time constraint and small sample size. Further large scale depth study can be conducted to get more precise result.
Keywords: Pregnancy induced hypertension, Gravidity, Incidence, Prevalence.
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