Data for: Maternal Cardiac Function in Gestational Hypertension, mild and severe Preeclampsia and Normal Pregnancy: A Comparative Study
Methods: We conducted a prospective case control study in 50 pregnant women admitted to King George Hospital (under Andhra Medical college) Visakhapatnam India from 2012 to 2014, with gestational hypertension and preeclampsia, recruited as cases by simple random sampling. In diagnosing these hypertensive disorders NHBPEP working Group classification with modifications recommended by ACOG Task Force on Hypertension in Pregnancy was followed (6).50 normotensive pregnant women were recruited as control group and age and gestation-matched groups. All these women were in 3rd trimester of pregnancy. All women with hypertension were on antihypertensive treatment with oral labetalol or nifedipine. Women with severe hypertension were treated with either oral nifedipine and parenteral labetalol or combination. We excluded antenatal women with medical comorbidities such as chronic hypertension, heart disease, diabetes mellitus, renal disease, moderate or severe anemia and multiple pregnancy. On admission, cases and controls were assessed clinically, by appropriate laboratory work up and ultrasonography for fetal assessment. Definitions: 1. Gestational Hypertension: New onset hypertension with BP≥140/90 after 20weeks of gestation without proteinuria or end organ dysfunction 2. Preeclampsia: New onset hypertension with BP≥140/90 after 20weeks of gestation with proteinuria or end organ dysfunction 3. Severe preeclampsia /Preeclampsia with severe features as defined by ACOG Taskforce 2013.