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This short, practical book is directed toward obstetrical practitioners. The early chapters discuss classification, differential diagnosis, and pathophysiology of the hypertensive diseases of pregnancy, with consideration of fetal as well as maternal effects of the hypertensive process. Dr. Gant's studies of maternal vascular reactivity in normal and hypertensive pregnancies and his attempts to measure uteroplacental blood flow through placental clearance of prehormones are thoroughly and lucidly discussed. There is also a nice chapter on patient counseling, incorporating the long-term follow-up studies of eclamptic women done by Dr. Leon Chesley, which provides useful information on the remote prognosis for women with
Hypertension in Pregnancy. Concepts and Management.. Ann Intern Med. ;93:937–938. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-6-937_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(6):937-938.
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