Blood Pressure Targets

Targets are not dissimilar to those of the non-pregnant population:

  • Mild hypertension diastolic blood pressure 90–99 mmHg, systolic blood pressure 140–149 mmHg.

  • Moderate hypertension diastolic blood pressure 100–109 mmHg, systolic blood pressure 150–159 mmHg.

  • Severe hypertension diastolic blood pressure 110 mmHg or greater, systolic blood pressure 160 mmHg or greater.

Aims therefore SBP <140mmHg & DBP <90mmHg.

The risk of intracranial events is highest in those women with a MAP >150mmHg, thereby exceeding the intracranial autoregulation limits.

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