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The Prevalence of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy in Shiraz, Southern Iran


avatar Mohammad Javad Zibaeenezhad 1 , * , avatar M Ghodsi 1 , avatar P Arab 1 , avatar N Gholzom 1

1 Cardiovascular Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

How to Cite: Zibaeenezhad M J , Ghodsi M , Arab P , Gholzom N . The Prevalence of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy in Shiraz, Southern Iran. Int Cardio Res J. 2010;4(4):e61865.


International Cardiovascular Research Journal: 4 (4); e61865
Published Online: December 01, 2010
Article Type: Research Article
Received: September 20, 2017
Accepted: December 01, 2010


Background: One of the most important complications during pregnancy is hypertension which is responsible for a widespread range of harms in mothers and fetuses. This investigation was designed to study the prevalence of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy in Shiraz, Iran.
Methods: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study, and comprised all pregnant women referred to Hafez and Zeinnabieh hospitals affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical sciences. Prevalence of various groups of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, age proportion and method of delivery were recorded during one year period.
Results: Of a Total of 24196 pregnant women, 563 individuals (2.32%) were hypertensive and the prevalence of chronic hypertension, preeclampsia and eclampsia were 2.13%, 0.17%, 0.03% respectively. Moreover, 45.8% of all patients with Hypertension disorders of pregnancy experienced caesarian section method of delivery.
Conclusion: Results of present study showed that the prevalence of hypertension in the pregnant women in Shiraz is much lower compared with the acceptable universal estimations and many countries.


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