By Sverre Erik Kjeldsen
High blood pressure, hypercholesterolemia and smoking current the number 1 chance elements for heart problems and loss of life. hence cardiologists play a key position within the care of hypertensive sufferers and as educators within the box. This certain factor of "Heart Drug" gains joint guidance for the detection and therapy of high blood pressure, constructed through the ecu Society of high blood pressure and the ecu Society of Cardiology. in line with the 1999 foreign Society of Hypertension/World well-being association guidance and recommended through the foreign Society of high blood pressure, those new instructions combine detection and remedy of alternative very important threat components, comparable to diabetes, and, for the 1st time, contain the detection of goal organ harm like left ventricular hypertrophy, arterial plaque, microalbuminuria or a little bit increased serum creatinine. the ideas extra spotlight a few medicines for the remedy of high blood pressure.
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It indicates severity. Levels may be low in very severe cases because of haemolysis. Low levels ! 100,000 ! 109/l may suggest consumption in the microvasculature. Levels correspond to severity and are predictive of recovery rate in postpartum period, especially for women with HELLP syndrome1. Elevated levels suggest hepatic involvement. Increasing levels suggest worsening severity. Elevated levels are associated with haemolysis and hepatic involvement. May reflect severity and may predict potential for recovery post partum, especially for women with HELLP syndrome.
Hypertension with or without systemic manifestations, if blood pressure was first recorded after 20 weeks’ gestation. Reassessment is necessary at or after 42 days post partum. If hypertension is resolved by then, the condition should be re-classified as gestational hypertension with or without proteinuria. If the hypertension is not resolved by then, the condition should be reclassified as pre-existing hypertension. Oedema occurs in up to 60% of normal pregnancies, and is no longer used in the diagnosis of pre-eclampsia.
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2003 European Society of Hypertension - European Society of Cardiology Guidelines for the Management of Arterial Hypertension by Sverre Erik Kjeldsen