Current Issues of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Risk factors of gestational hypertension development

Curr Issues Pharm Med Sci., Vol. 30, No. 2, 65-68

Olga Bulavenko1, Oksana Vaskiv2

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology №2 National Pirogov Memorial Medical University,Vinnytsya, Pirogov 56, 21018 Vinnytsya, Ukraine
2 Post-graduate Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Post-Qualifying Education National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya, Vodoprovidna 8/1 29000 Khmelnitskiy, Ukraine


The problem of gestational hypertension (GH) remains to be of current concern in obstetric practice. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to determine the risk factors for GH development. We examined 53 pregnant women and allocated them to 2 groups: the main group – pregnant women with gestational hypertension (n = 30) and the control group – pregnant women without the pathology (n = 23). The selection of persons for the study was carried out on the basis of detailed history taking, examination and complaints, using standard clinical, laboratory and instrumental methods of investigation. The data was processed on a PC (standard statistical package Statistica 6.0). Our results show that the gestational hypertension development is closely linked with such risk factors as: age ≤ 18 years old and over 35 years old, unmarried status, living in a city/town, post-secondary education, unemployment, obesity, first labor in consecutively pregnant women, the threat of pregnancy termination, cardiovascular system diseases, urinary tract pathology, varicose veins, as well as ABO-sensibilization.

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gestational hypertension, pregnancy, risk factors. 


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