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Does pregnancy-induced hypertension cause hellp syndrome?

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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
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In brief: No

Pih includes both gestational hypertension, which is a benign condition where the woman's blood pressure increases slightly without the associated proteinuria, edema or lab abnormalities found in pre-eclampsia.
Hellp syndrome is a variant of severe pre-eclampsia characterized by hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low-platelets. Blood pressure may be high as well.

In brief: No

Pih includes both gestational hypertension, which is a benign condition where the woman's blood pressure increases slightly without the associated proteinuria, edema or lab abnormalities found in pre-eclampsia.
Hellp syndrome is a variant of severe pre-eclampsia characterized by hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low-platelets. Blood pressure may be high as well.
Dr. Kevin O'neil
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Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: We don't think so

Generally speaking, our best understanding of this process is an activation of the coagulation cascade, not hypertension.
Research into this condition continues, and our explanations will get better as the science evolves.

In brief: We don't think so

Generally speaking, our best understanding of this process is an activation of the coagulation cascade, not hypertension.
Research into this condition continues, and our explanations will get better as the science evolves.
Dr. John Garner
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